Saturday, May 5, 2007

It's all your fault!

Hello, my name is Carina and I blame each and everyone of you for making me absolutely obsessed with this here ripple thing. Just so you know! But I must also thank you, because I think seeing all these wonderful ripples is what finally made me learn to crochet. I have been trying for a-g-e-s! But then about 2 months ago, on one of many attempts, something finally clicked and I could do it!

Last Friday I finally got my hands on some proper yarn (until then I'd been using tapestry wool) and got started on my ripple blanket. It's the Soft Wave pattern, I'm using seven colours of Artic wool (from Danish brand Grønhøj Garn) on an Aero hook 4. I work the same sequence of colours, but to break it up a bit, I started with to rows in one colour, the next two rows are two different colours. So a full repeat of this makes 28 rows.

I don't know if anyone else experiences this, but I go from not liking a certain colour so much to thinking it's what makes the whole thing come together. At other times I don't like any of the colours at all, and at others again, I love it all to bits! Isn't that funny?

This is a scarf I'm also working on (plus it was my practice ripple!), for this I'm using different bits of tapestry wool. I was really happy that I practised the ripple first, being a newbie crocheter and all, because then it felt familiar when it came to starting the blanket. So I really recommend that for any other newbies! :-)


nutnoh said...

Carina - I love your blanket! Mine is in a similar colourway except it's without the white/cream.

Cecilia said...

lovely colors!

kirsty said...

Ha ha! Your story is the same as mine!! Peer pressure can be a GOOD thing, huh?? Now I can't STOP crocheting!

Anina said...

Yes, rippling is a deeply creative experience. Don't you just love it?
Congrats on learning to crochet. Now you'll want to make all kinds of stuff.

JennyRaye said...

Nice color choices! I'm already planning another ripple in the back of my mind. Crazy since I'm only 4 stripes into one that will eventually be 51 stripes!

Jenni-Raie said...

Carina, welcome to the obsession!