...but the rippling may continue! I finished the baby blankie I was working on near the beginning of this phenomenon, and I am happy with it. The first eight rows or so are sketchy on the ends, and then I finally figured out what I was doing wrong (and too lazy to rip out the mistakes! ah well, the imperfections show that I am a mere human). It's a cheerful little blankie, now awaiting washing and blocking, with a prayer that more softness will come into the thing. I used quite a bit of red heart acrylic, which isn't the best-feeling stuff around, but they do have a lot of fun colors. The rest is cotton of all sorts and a skoosh of cotton/wool blend--a delicious lemony color I couldn't resist. I can't really resist any color under the right circumstances, but you know what I mean.
In the middle of it all, I decided to make a little dishcloth a la ripple, and may continue to make a set of them for a friend who's getting married. Or I might keep the thing and make another, BIGGER, ripple blanket!! Ah, what should I do? It's obvious, isn't it?
It's been ever so lovely seeing everyone's progress, and comforting to know that people around the world are obsessing over a stitch pattern and cozy yarn. There is hope in the world.