Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Wedding Ripple

Hi Everyone,
I am brand new to the Ripple along. I am really enjoying seeing all the great ripple blankets that are in process. I heard about the Ripple along from a student in my beginning crochet class at my shop in East Lansing. At the time I was also wondering what to do for a wedding gift for the daughter of friends who had been so very generous with my daughter and son in law when they got married last September. I don't know the bride and groom well, but the parents have been good friends of my husband since highschool. All I know is it has to be special. So! The idea dawned during crochet class. A classic ripple blanket in organic cotton (Inca from Henry's Attic). I had never done a ripple blanket before, but I have crocheted most of my life. I am very pleased with how it is turning out - it is very soft! I also am impressed with how quickly it is going. I made the foundation chain last Thursday, worked all the way to Chicago and back, and have a goal of of full stripe (all three colors) every day. The wedding is June 23. I hope I make it!


Here is a close up detail. The colors are richer than my monitor shows - but all natural - the cotton grows that way!

6 comments:

nanaofnc said...

Love it...reminds me of the beach! What size hook are you using with your cotton?

Michelle said...

Oh I love cotton. It is beautiful. What size are you going for? I finished a 50 by 65 using a I hook in a worsted weight in one month. And I was slowwww at the beginning. So it looks like you will be fine.

kirsty said...

Very very beautiful!! A gorgeous wedding gift :)

Nancy McRay said...

Thanks for your encouragement! I am using a J hook. I think I am planning to make it 50 x 70 - but we'll see. I haven't measured it at all yet.

Dorothy said...

I think you are doing a beautiful job. The color combination is striking. I've never tried working with cotton yarn before, but I'm beginning to think I want to.

renee said...

Those colors make the ripple look so elegant. I absolutely want one now.