Saturday, April 28, 2007

Yee Ha!!!! Finished!!!!!!!

I can hardly tell you how excited I am to have finished this, my first big crochet project! I've learned SO much - how to read a pattern (if it's really basic!), that I love love love beautiful yarns in natural fibres (the nicest one I found was an alpaca/merino blend - heavenly soft and light. I'd also love to try cotton and silk.) and that it's really hard to keep going on Project One when you have started dreaming about Project Two!
I was so excited about sharing photos with you that I didn't straighten the ripple properly before I took the photo and couldn't wait for daylight, so these are horrible flashed shots (the greens that look like avocado in this shot are really lime and the darkest colours are navy and chocolate)...

Finished Ripple!!
... don't care - I'm in love :D

Especially with the edging. It took me quite a few attempts to get this to look the way I wanted it to, but the crocheting/frogging/crocheting/frogging cycle was worth it in the end. I love the hot pink/red combo and the scallops.
Ripple - scalloped pink and red edging
Thanks to everyone who is participating in this Ripple Along!! You have all been so inspiring and your beautiful afghans have kept me crocheting when I started to run out of steam. Thank you, thank you!!
Now it's back to quilts and my somewhat neglected blog :)

14 comments:

Rae said...

I truly LOVE your ripple -- so colorful & scrappy, like the best quilts -- congratulations!

Are you starting another?

mama k said...

so pretty! congrats!

Molly said...

I like the edging on your ripple. It really makes it something special.

Great job!

nutnoh said...

This is fabulous - congrats on finishing!

nutnoh said...

btw, what are its finished dimensions?

Dy said...

Yay, congratulations! It looks wonderful!

kimmiep621 said...

Looks GREAT and i love your edges with both colors

Kelly said...

Congratulations on a beautiful ripple!!

Kim said...

Yay! Congrats! It's awesome. :)

Hilde C. said...

Congratulations! It looks great :-)

kirsty said...

Thanks everyone! I haven't done a final measure, but it's about 50" wide and 65 - 70" long (sorry that's a guess! I'm away from home - no tape measure!!)

Lynne said...

Beautiful! I love the colours!

Jenni-Raie said...

yay you're done!! congrats on that. I'm not at ALL close... boo!

Leah said...

Congratulations! I'm heading into the homestretch on mine, too, and am feeling some sense of loss already...yours looks fab, and I just love the contrast of color and shape in your edging.