Monday, July 30, 2007

Smoking on these ripples

Rippling along, faster than the speed of -er-, whatever. I guess I am trying to say that I am ahead of schedule. I finished the June/July afghan. Here it is in all its eggplant and multi glory.

knitted afghan - feather and fan

Here is another view, I don't know if the first or this one is a better representation of the color. Purple is sure one hard color to get right on a photo and on a screen:

knitted afghan - feather and fan

Not being content to just wait out the last days of the month without a project going, I decided to start on the August afghan.

storm clouds from the book, 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns

This one is another from the 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns book. A straight granny stitch type called Storm Clouds. I just happened to pick storm cloud colors too. Black, grey heather and a beige with black, grey and brown flecks. So far everyone agrees that it is masculine looking. I am already about 1/3 done after only about 3 days, or is it 4? Anyway, this one is definitely fast, and I think I can safely say that I will be able to finish it in a month. I am making this one narrow, only 51 inches across. I will probably do 12-14 repeats, so it will be 60 inches long at least.

Peace!
Susan (aka ZenKnit)

12 comments:

MAIZEE said...

One Word--B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. That purple varigated yarn just pops. And the granny ripple is neat, too. A granny ripple is on my list of to-dos. I've been granny squaring but it's just not enough, anymore.

twellve said...

great looking ripples, susan. that storm clouds one is quite impressive.

Pheelya said...

WOW! I absolutely HEART that eggplant afghan! The colors are just DE-Lish!! *can you tell I'm a big purple fan* I really like the Storm Cloud one too! If I hadn't alread made my cousin a black and white afghan years ago from Christmas, I would definately be making that one for him this year. But he's into blues now :)

It's been so long since I have done an ripple afghan, but I have two I need to make on my winter holiday list. I better start rippling!

maha said...

Maybe it's because on my computer the gray in the storm clounds blanket looks like a silvery blue, but that granny ripple reminds me of snowflakes. I like it a lot! Both of them!

She sure is strange! said...

HOW pretty!!! Those are both just spectacular! I'm tempted to try a granny ripple, found a pattern in a book my grandmother had(The Great Afghan Book, I think it is called) but I'm a bit intimidated yet. The colors you've chosen in both projects are wonderful, you've got a great eye for it!

Molly, in east Texas

Laura said...

I really love your Storm Clouds ripple...it looks great!

PattieJ said...

Beautiful!!!! Love both of them!!

Aim said...

Absolutely glorious colors in both your works! Great job, and so inspiring to all of us ripplers! Makes me want to start yet another project....:)

Tina - omme i London said...

You are one serious rippler! The purple is gorgeous, but the storm clouds are even more so. That's so unusual. I love the colours AND the design!

Rae said...

Hmm, looks like some clouds could be moving my way (striking pattern), but I've just got to finish at least one of the two ripples I've already got going!

Netter said...

Wow, I love that. I need to look into getting that book! I've never done a ripple blanket before but My Grandmother gave me one years ago. I loved that blanket.

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