Monday, April 30, 2007

the story of the ugly ripple

I was sorting out my workroom,
the yarn tote runneth over,
everyone was rippling,
although I swore "not sober"...

So, long story short, I'm making a really ugly ripple blanket with my really ugly leftover yarn. Hopefully it'll keep someone who doesn't care about aesthetics warm this coming winter.

I started with the nicest colors,

but don't have enough, so I had to add in one of the uglier colors,

but there were some that I absolutely could not bring myself to incorporate.


Stay tuned for more...

4 comments:

Leah said...

I laughed when I read your hilarious post--although I don't think your ripple is really so bad, and in fact all could be well in the end--the pretty ripples could overwhelm the ones you don't like. You just never know how these things will go, when you're rippling... however, if you dare, see the short story of my own horrific sugar n' cream ripple on my blog (http://theweatherinthestreets.blogspot.com). It has transmogrified into an enormous quantity of knitted washclothes, which is what one clever soul suggested I do with the yarn instead...

kirsty said...

Oh Anina, I just don't believe it will be THAT ugly!!

Michelle said...

My advice? Use the ugly yarn. Once the ripple gets big enough you don't really see the individual colors. I got rid of some FUGLY yarn with my ripple. After debating endlessly with myself about whether to use them, I realized that in order to truly bust my stash, those nasty colors would have to be used. And it worked!

Anina said...

I should have taken your advice. I am now out of yarn and the afghan is very small. Maybe I'll just add the ugly yarn onto the end...