Sunday, July 8, 2007

Me too! Me too!

I'm joining in on the fun. I can't remember how I found this blog but I do remember I was immediately drooling over all the lovely rippliciousness!

For some inexplicable reason I caught the ripple bug last year. Must have seen a particularly pretty one and I was hooked (ahem). I didn't start one straight away, I just began complusively collecting ripple patterns in anticipation.

Then my dad decided to send me all my mom's stash (she died a few years back) - boxes and boxes of the stuff! It's still coming. Mostly odd balls of this and that but I did find enough Roly-Sport (lovely squishie stuff) in different colours to finally make my very own ripple afghan. I started it on New Year's Day - haven't progressed very far because I'm also using Mom's yarn to make scarves and hats for all the family and I'd like to get them all done this year.

The picture shows one complete repeat. It's a simple 5 up, 5 down, 5 at the points, worked in the back loop ripple. And I love it.

11 comments:

Pheelya said...

Love the colors!!

Aim said...

What a poignant stash! How fitting to make your whole family something from your mom's stash! And the ripple is BEAUTIFUL :)

ferrous said...

it's lovely that you can make some long-lasting reminders of your mum. your colour choices are lovely. :-)

Michelle said...

It's beautiful!

Molly said...

What a lovely way to honor your mother. She obviously gave you the "crafty" gene!

And I love the new word, RIPPLICIOUSNESS!

Peggy said...

Your mom would love it. It does look very soft and the pattern you selected looks perfect. I love the raised ridge effect.

jmk said...

Thank you all for your comments. What a nice welcome.

As for the colours, I just used what I've got - a true stash busting afghan. Luckily they all kinda went together.

Hopefully I'll have reason to post a progress update soon!

PattieJ said...

Very nice! I love it. I think I will make my next one with the ridges like that.

charlotte narunsky said...

really lovely colours, and a great stitch pattern!

Anina said...

This is going to be just beautiful!

Jenni-Raie said...

those colours are gorgeous. i never would have thought of combining them, but good job!