Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Prerogative of All Ripplers

After agonizing over whether to use blue...
Ripple Two - blue
...or chocolate brown as the oddball stripe in my new ripple,Ripple TWo -chocolate
I finally chose green.ripple again
This green doesn't photograph well. It's actually quite a bit yellower than it appears here - more of a slime green, in fact. I am constantly amazed at how much yarn these afghans take. As a previously-non-crocheter, am I just unaware how little you get from one ball of yarn? Or do they really gobble yarn??
And I think I am finally running out of rippling steam. It's been an obsession for two months but my stamina is failing me :(
I think I can, I think I can...
Kirsty xx twolimeleaves

18 comments:

Jenni-Raie said...

DEFINATELY the right colour choice!! the green looks so much better than the other ones.

Claudia said...

That green really makes it pop! Don't lose steam ... I'm a new crocheter too and I can't believe how much yarn it sucks up. Ah well, it's well worth it.

Patricia said...

I love the colors. The greeen really looks good. Could you please tell me what pattern you are using.

moo said...

Since lime green and pink are my favorite colors (in that order), I think the green is a wonderful choice. Just keep at it. You will be glad you did!

kirsty said...

Thanks you guys for the confirmation that green was the best choice!! Patricia, I left a link for you in the comments of my last post - also an apology because I'm fudging, fudging, fudging, so mine may not look exactly like the pattern!!

Lindsey said...

i love the green! you totally made the right choice. normally would have picked the brown but this looks really great! what yarn are you using?

Laura said...

I believe that crocheting takes 1/3 more yarn per same project than knitting would...at least that's what I've heard and to be honest, I believe it! The yarn goes sooooooo quickly, doesn't it?

Patricia said...

Thanks Kirsty I will check the link out. I don't think you are a hopeless crocheter, your afghans are beautiful. Lucky for me I can read patterns and probably can figure it out.I would love to see the picture of the afghan finished.

Tina - omme i London said...

Great choice. This is the prettiest ripple I have seen so far!

sabrina d. said...

I love the green! That looks fantastic, nice work.

nutnoh said...

Yup - looks like it just belongs. :D

mama k said...

I agree. The green looks fab!

I was a crocheter first, so I was surprised that knitting takes so much less yarn. LOL

Monet said...

YOU CAN DO IT!! I love it...looks like watermelon! :) Mmmmmmm....

kirsty said...

Thanks so much!! Lindsey, I'm using an bog-standard 8 ply wool - Cleckheaton Country, which is a cheapish, easy to get brand in Australia. Except the hot pink which is something else (no labels left!).

Freda said...

Green!!! Yes!!! The colors are wonderful.

Wendi said...

Yayy for green and pink! How unexpectedly delicious!

Peggy said...

Love it! The green accent makes the whole thing look just gorgeous.

ajcrochets said...

This makes me want to go out and find the colors and make one the same! I adore the green with your colors! Hmm. I'll have to think about a contrast color for this rose colored ripple.