Saturday, June 30, 2007
So what has suddenly gotten me back into the ripple? It was only late last year when I first started looking into crochet online, and I was amazed by how popular the ripple has become. Everyone has such beautiful photos of their ripple projects, and they just got my fingers itching join in on the fun!
So here it is, my first ripple in 10 years:
I also wanted to say that I am loving seeing everyone's ripples. I continued to check out this blog daily to see everyone's pieces progress. Keep up the wonderful work!
Friday, June 29, 2007
I finally got a chance to join. Some of you who also post (or lurk) on the Granny along may recognize these pictures. I have been working on this ripple out of Jan Eaton's book, 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns. It is #190, Granny Chevrons. My cat certainly likes it, so far!
This is a pillow cover I am working on out of the same book. Pattern #16, Pink Ripple.
Thanks for letting me share!
Hi everyone ! I have been a lurker on the ripple along blog for quite some time and I finally decided to join. lol. I am working on this yellow, lime green and turquoise blanket for my 1 year old niece . I am using this pattern and red heart super saver yarn.
The pic below is a granny ripple that I started back in Feb. I finished it but I never took a pic. I will have to take the finished pic and show you how it turned out. I used red heart soft yarn in brown, teal and turquoise.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
I finished ripple #3 early yesterday morning. I can't wait to give it to her. I talked to her on Monday and it was confirmed that she is having a little boy(which is what the early pink or blue test said). So this is Dylan Scott's first blanket. They are doing an ocean/fish theme, so I have been calling it the ocean blanket. It kinda looks like ocean waves:) It is made with Caron SS, a size G hook, is about 34 by 36 and it took me about a month to crochet. I took me over an hour just to FINISH tucking the ends in:) My mini Dachshund Emory is modeling it again.... She is so funny, I think she enjoys the photo shoots:)
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Just wanted to spread the love. A new blog group has started called Crochet Along where you can post and share all of your crochet projects...
Got crocheted socks? Post them! Making amigurumis? Let us see them! Crocheting away at delicate doilies? Please share! Pot holders? Barbecue mitts? Sweaters, afghans in other techniques than grannies or ripples - show 'em to us. Anything crocheted is welcome.
Want to join? Send an email to crochetalong (AT) gmail (DOT) com
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Photos can not do this thing justice. They never, ever can. Not when taken by a Kodak EasyShare CD40, at any rate. Alas. But, take photos I must, and take photos I do. They are sort of a tribute (inadequate as it may be) to my ripple afghan which, with appreciation to a new friend of mine who sort of gave it this name, I shall forevermore think of as Tsunami.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Do you see?? Is it me? Is this right?? It seems to be 'smooshed?'??? Should it look that way?? Will it all work out?
I have 4 rows of 252 stitches +3!!!... I can't afford to be wrong!!!!!
Thanks for all your help from this crazy lady who can't figure it out herself! :)
This is my first time posting a pic of my ripple in progress, however I had many posts early on, seeking help from all you crochet masters. (THANKS!) I'm using the Soft Waves pattern and Cascade 220 Superwash. My ripple is 67 1/2 inches wide and I plan on making it at least 72 inches long. In other words, I have a long way to go!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
She's about 5 foot 5 so that gives you an idea of the size. Ignore the bag of cat food and other junk in the background.
I still need to weave in all the ends, then it will be Done!!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
I posted my first ripple attempt a wee while ago, which has had to be put aside whilst I meet my deadline! Thank you for your nice comments about it. They gave me confidence in my new found skill.
Just a short post to say that I have officially ceased working on my ripple afghan until the weather cools down next Fall. I still have the ripple vest to work on and, of course, many other projects on the needles/hooks to keep me busy and out of mischief. Sasha doesn't know what to think of this 1/3-done afghan! She refuses to sit on it...for now.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Slowly but surely it is getting done. I've already got several more in my head and some yarn bought for Christmas gifties.
I love to sit out here while the kids are swimming. Give me my project, some iced tea, a cd player and some bug spray and I'm set for the afternoon. Of course I do swim too but not the marathons the kids can pull off.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Well, seeing as how the two most recent posts belong to me, why post a third when I can simply update this one. Here is the new ripple. I pulled out all of the N hook work from photo's below. Being the lazy crocheter that I am, I left the chain and crocheted into it with my favorite K hook. The beauty of it is is that I can pull it as far as possible, and the chain row gives beautifully. There just isn't any resistance. It's truly lovely and has been a good lesson.
Further more, I *love* the painterly homespun yarns. The variations on the colors are simply gorgeous. I can't get enough of working with them. I'm doing wider rows of the painterly colors because the variations are just so stunning that I don't want to stop. :D
Well, I'm off to eat this fresh brownie before it cools too much. Happy rippling everyone!
I told you i'd hunt around and find something to ripple. I dug into my mom's stash and found some homespun. She is in the process of putting together a granny made of homespun, so she had a few balls of blue laying around. I found most of a scain of this gorgeous painterly brownish color.
I'm not sure I like it. I did out some math, did some swatches, with a K, and an N hook, to see how many rows I can get per scain. It'll take less yarn working with the N hook, but the swatch with the K hook held together a bit better. Because the stitches with the N hook are so loose, it's making the chain row seem really really tight even though it's not. I don't know how comfortable that'll be to snuggle up under. The only other thing I've done with homespun is scarves because it so soft. I still had this same issue, but didn't worry about it because I'd add tassels and stuff.
I dunno. What do you guys think? Should I continue, grow my homespun yarn stash and just go with it? Or try and work something else out? I love the feel of it.. it's so luxurious and soft... but I'm so frustrated. :\
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
This ripple was completed with a size K hook, using Red Heart Super Saver yarn. I used Susan B's Easy Ripple pattern. The bed it's laying on is a full, to give you an idea of the size. It was meant as a throw, but as you can see, it's a wee bit bigger than that. :) I'm not even entirely sure of how many foundation chains I did...
I'm planning on giving this to my girlfriend Patty today. She's my best friend, and I've yet to make her anything crochet related. She didn't even get a scarf for Christmas this year! So she'll be the first recipient of an original Rissymur ripple. :) I hope she likes it...
My next ripple project is a throw for my friend Katie, and then one for my Mom. Katie's will be with homespun yarns of blues and browns. Mom wants one in greens to match her bedroom. I can't wait to start rippling again! *hunts around for some new yarn to ripple*
Here's a post with more pictures, and here's one with some statistics - ha ha, geeky I know. But surely, I'm not the only one doing that sort of thing? Or maybe I am... ;-)
I did reverse single crochet all around the 4 borders to give it a finished, yet durable edging and I'm very pleased with the way it worked out. Thanks to Michelle for the corrected copy of the pattern!
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I just made 10 of them myself and sent them off to Shelly so her volunteers can assemble them into afghans for the kids at Camp Sanguinity!
I'm still new enough to not really know how one would actually join the strips seamlessly (and I've never made any granny blocks or anything), but ... although I'm really enjoying seeing my 'ghan progress, it's toasty! :)
Monday, June 18, 2007
Ripple in our high school colors using Wool Ease. Very soft!
This other knitted feather and fan is about 1/6 done.
100 Afghans to Knit and Crochet, by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss. A very good book! This one is knit, so I thought I would start on it this month, even though it is really the one I planned to do in July. This one is done in Caron yarn; 4 huge skeins (2 of each color) and even though I am a good way into it, I still have this much yarn left:
My Wednesday buddies were giggling at how huge the skeins are. Kind of freakish huge like the monster zucchini on Aunt Purl’s Blog. But just mock away "guys" because you will not be laughing when you see how nice this baby turns out.
I am using a feather and fan pattern from the 100 Afghans book I previously mentioned. I started out using the size ? needles that were suggested, but I didn’t like the density of the resulting fabric so I upsized a lot and am doing it on US 10 1/2s instead. Better flow.
Nothing much more to share, except that we are into the sweaty head session here at my home. When I sweat, it is all in my lower back and my huge noggin. If I don’t dry my hair after washing it, it will never dry. If I dry it then there is at least some chance that I will have a few minutes of dry hair in the day. Sometimes I can actually squeegee (using my fingers, not an actual tool) water out of my hair. Gross, huh?
Susan (aka ZenKnit)
Sunday, June 17, 2007
I put this aside for a bit but I picked it up again and i'm loving it :)
Looking at everyone's ripples has definitely helped me pick this up again. All the ripples are gorgeous!
I feel like the blanket is taking forever, though. I have maybe 2 feet out of about 7 :( But I'm going to keep at it because one day I want to have a ripple as beautiful as all the other ones that are posted here :)
Oh, and I just discovered the Flickr group for this. :P