Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Nisa's Ripple Update, Day 24

Ripple, Day 24
Ripple Specs: size H (5mm) hook, worsted weight New England Highland wool by Harrisville Designs (rose, lady slipper, poppy, tundra, peacock, Bermuda blue, azure), 26 rows, ~60 inches wide (either 183 or 195 ch to start), Soft Waves pattern

I haven't been working much on my ripple until this week when we've been forced to spend more time indoors due to the Nor'easter. Nothing like a good storm to bring out the craftsy side! Anyway, sorry about the low-res pix. These were taken with a cameraphone because my 7 year old dropped my digital camera. *sob*

Ripple, Day 24 - side

I noticed that the sides were uneven, but I'm not going to do anything about it. I like to think it adds to the charm. (read: I'm too lazy and surprisingly not perfectionist enough to want to figure out where the problem spots are, frog it, and fix it)

Emma, Day 81/365 and Ripple, Day 24

I've grappled quite a bit with the whole design. At one point I didn't like that each stripe was a fixed 2 rows. Then I wished it weren't so wide. At another point, I thought it had too much blue. And at yet another I wished it had something more purple-y. But then I put it on my daughter's bed to try it on for size last night and it was perfect just the way it is. It really seemed to anchor the colours of the room well. Can't wait to have this one finished and the next one too!

12 comments:

She sure is strange! said...

Ack!!! I *KNOW* you!!! Didn't know you crocheted! Cool. I don't have a photo yet, just started mine late last night. Hopefully will have enough to show by tomorrow.

Molly

She sure is strange! said...

Oh forgot to say, the colors are wonderful, very festive!! Sorry about your camera, that bites.

Michelle said...

I think it looks great, I love the green in it.

Susan (ZenKnit) said...

I love it. It looks very balanced and pretty.

kirsty said...

Oooh pretty! Your ripple is one of my favourites so far!

Jenni-Raie said...

you know, despite the fact that it was taken with your camera phone, the pictures actually aren't that bad!!!

hiccupp said...

oh I think its beautiful!! (and your assistant is adorable!) :D

very very pretty!

nutnoh said...

Hiya Molly! Fancy meeting you here!

Thank you all for the kind words - It's so fun to be able to do this with all of you!

Jennie said...

That looks so cosy, I just want to curl up under it & the colours are great.

Claire said...

I love your afghan! I am mainly a knitter, hardly know how to crochet. Where did you find the pattern, and how many balls of each color did you use to make your blankie?? I love its' cheerfullness!

nutnoh said...

Claire - the pattern is from Jan Eaton's book, 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns - the one that seems to have spread like wildfire! :) The blanket's not finished yet, but with a 2-ply worsted weight 100 gm hank, I can get 4 stripes of 2 rows (so 8 rows at 60" wide). I don't know how long the blanket will be - whatever covers my daughter's twin bed - somewhere between 52 and 65 stripes altogether?

Lallee said...

I love your colors and the soft look of your yarn. It's going to be beautiful on your daughter's bed and will make such a special memory for her.