Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Its scary, but its a ripple!

Ok, definitely NOT my first choice for colors OR yarn, work with what you've got right? ;) In the meantime, I'll just burn my retinas looking at it :)

This crazy blanket started off with the idea of making a scarf for my husband for Christmas. He's a hawkeye fan, thus the black/white/gold. Tried knitting about 4 different patterns, frogged 4 different scarves, hating them all. Then decided to make it into granny squares, and make a blanket....hated those too. Just didn't look right.
So...balled it all up and stuck it back in the closet until finally one day thought "hmm...might as well use it as a practice ripple" since I still can't make up my mind on what yarn I want to use for my "real" ripple. So I decided to make it into a blanket for my son - who is 2 1/2 and thinks the colors are just fantastic ;)

Its about half done, and when I took the pictures yesterday it was *about* 32" long and 45" wide. Guesstimate ;) I'll have to actually sit down and measure soon.

So that's where I'm at for now! I'll post when its finished.
(red heart acrylic yarn, 5mm hook, softwaves pattern)


Anina said...

Well, isn't a blanket better than a scarf? And it can double as a Halloween costume. I rather like it.

Susan (ZenKnit) said...

I don't think it is scary at all, in fact it looks exactly what I had planned for my brother - old highschool team colors.


Judy said...

My only comment (since I'm currently making a blue and orange UVA blanket for a friend) is that it would have been one majorly long scarf, if you bought all that yarn! :)

Shoe Girl said...

I really like it but I'm biased because I spent a lot of time growing up in Iowa City so I'm a huge Hawkeyes fan.