Wednesday, May 2, 2007
A Vintage Ripple
Hi everyone. I tracked down the ripple afghan that I posted about here.
I went to visit my mom this weekend (we took a knitting workshop together, go figure) and asked her about this ripple afghan. She had trouble remembering it, which isn't like her because she is the keeper of all things handmade, heirloom, or belonging to someone in our family. After turning the cedar chests upside down, we finally found it in her closet.
It's done in single crochet, with a fairly fine yarn, possibly sportweight. It really feels like wool, but it's hard to say since it was made in the late 70s, could be synthetic. I don't care enough to try to pull a bit for a burn test. I love how she put the 8 colors together (4 browns, 4 yellow/oranges).
Thought you guys might like to see it close up. I put it on the back of a chair across the room from where I've been crocheting mine -- it's fun to look at.