After completing the ugly ripple, it took me a while to find inspiration for a pretty ripple.
I finally found one in this little book I discovered at Half Price Books.
This is where it gets complicated as well as a lesson well learned.
The yarn called for in the pattern is $6 a skein, which, I know, is not a whole lot in the crochet world, but is a little steep considering that I've already spent my "allowance" for May and it's, what, the 10th???? On top of that, the white has apparently been discontinued and I need 3 balls of the stuff. So......I compromised and bought different yarn in different colors...
...and started my new ripple last night. And absolutely hated it because I fell in love with something else to start with and this was not it! So...
...I frogged (I LOVE that word!) what I had done, went online and searched for the "real" yarn. Then I went to Michael's and bought 2 balls of the stuff just to get started, since I had a bee in my bonnet about this ripple, came home and ordered the rest online (I even found 3 stray balls of white!).
An hour later...
...I only have two rows left to go and then I'll be stuck waiting for the ordered yarn.
(and, yes, that is a size N hook!)
Lesson: Do NOT compromise, it just wastes a load of time.