Yes I did start a Christmas ripple. I plan on making a few for gifts so thought I might need to start now. I scoured the stores for holiday yarn and well....there is none. The lady in the yarn department at Walmart said the holiday yarns come in around September. So I got the multicolor red-white-green on Ebay and bought solid red and green Caron Perfect Match locally.
The red stripe in the photo looks a little orange, but it is not. Will post the finished product.
(Megan: thanks for your encouragement-I mastered the granny ripple pattern!)
Pattern: Granny chevrons #190 (200 Ripple Stitches)