Monday, September 24, 2007

My Latest Ripple

Here is a photo of the latest:

The colors aren't quite right in the photo. It is a very nice blend in person. Here is a blurry shot with a better view of the colors:

Ack! That still isn't quite right. It really is very nice looking in person. I wasn't really thrilled with it at first, and ended up tearing a good chunk out and re-working the width (it was toooooooo biiiiiiiggggggg) and changing up the order of the colors, because the variegated was just blending too much into the dark brown. The dark brown is called coffee, the lighter brown is cafe, the variegated is earth and sky, and the white is either aran or soft white. I don't have them right here so I am just guessing.

Three repeats out of a total of 6. I thought I could get away with 5 repeats, but I think it will be just a bit short. I don't know if I will have enough yarn. I calculated it thinking that the instructions were right, and they aren't. The stitches are right, but I am wondering if there was just a silly person doing the yardage because this is the 2nd time that the 2nd color of 2 patterns was off. Thankfully, the 2nd color is one of those "no dye lot" sort, and I think I can get it local vs. having to order it online. I still haven't ordered more yarn for the red, white, blue and tan afghan. I need to do that!

Tomorrow starts a pretty busy week; I may not get a lot of time to crochet. It is also my birthday on Friday and I have celebrations planned on Friday and Saturday. I will tell you more about that when I can.

Have a great week! I know I will.

Susan (aka ZenKnit)


Anina said...

I love the colors. The cream looks like lace. Beautiful!

Leah said...

Anina's right--it's so lacy-looking, and the colors are great. I had to look closely to see that you hadn't actually crocheted panels of lacework into it!

An early happy b-day--


Nancy said...

I really like this too. Very lacy looking as the others have said.

PamC said...

Susan--what pattern did you use? I like the slightly open look of the stitches. I'm in Miami, and don't need a heavy afghan, but my dh and ds like a light blankie for tv watching.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

It's beautiful.

Gracehoper said...

The colors in the second one are really pretty. I might have to try this.

Susan (ZenKnit) said...

Thanks ladies!

Pamc: not that you aren't a lady ;-) but in answer to your question. The pattern is from the LeisureArts pamphlet, Rippling Effects. There are 16 different ripple patterns in it and all of them are really pretty. This one is the Golden Harvest Ripple. Really easy, just 2 rows. The dark brown has more repeats.

Aim said...

yummy hot chocolate colors! Beautiful.

Bella said...

This one looks yummy! All of your work is so beautiful!

PattieJ said...

OOOOOHHH!!!! I LOVE it!!!! Thats gorgeous!!