Thursday, April 26, 2007
My first ripple...
Well, I have been crocheting for about 5 years now, but I've never done a ripple blanket. Truthfully I never felt a strong pull towards the ripple...until now. I've been lurking on this sight everyday for a month now just salivating over all the beautiful ripples! So of course I had to do one myself. The greatest thing about it is that I didn't have to buy any yarn to do this ripple. (I probably will end up buying yarn, because I'm a yarn junkie, but I don't have to.) I had a bunch of Sinfonia mercerized cotton left over from a striped camisole top, and also a teeny bit of Rowan cotton from another top. Sinfonia cotton is one of my favorite cottons because you get a lot of yarn for a reasonable price. I live in Houston, so cotton yarn is sort of a necessity. There's just not much call for wool around here. But also, I love the way cotton yarn shows off the stitches. I'm using a size F hook and I'm picking the colors at random as I go, which is part of what makes this SO fun. It truly is addicting. This is going to be a baby blanket for one of the many friends of mine that are about to have or adopt a baby at any moment. I haven't picked an actual recipient yet. I just wanted to make the blanket!
The pattern is Soft Waves from 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns.
I started by chaining 132 which makes this blanket about 32 inches wide (so far.)