Sunday, October 14, 2007

Feed the newbie

Hi all. I just wanted to make a quick introduction. I found this site while looking for a picture of a ripple afghan to post to my blog. No, I didn't steal anyone's work. I didn't think it was right when I found all of you.

I'm currently working on a black and grey ripple for my hubby. He loves it, but boy am I ready to move on to something with some more color! I'd post a pic, but my camera is currently on the fritz. I'm going to try and borrow one from someone. He'd like me to make the edges straight by somehow creating triangles of stitching to put in the valleys of the ripple. Anyone got any advice on this or any pictures they can lead me to?

Thanks for letting me join in. I look forward to hearing from anyone with advice!


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Look forward to seeing your black and grey ripple.

Leah said...
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Leah said...

Hi, I realized there was a mistake in my last post, so here's the revised!:
I worked out a way to make a straight edge by filling in the ripple with graduated stitches:
when ready to make your border,
1. chain one and turn work so that you're working along the ripply top with the right side facing you.
(2. one single crochet in first stitch)
**3. one half double crochet (hdc) in each of next two stitches
4. one double crochet in each of next two stitches
5. one treble crochet in each of next two stitches (this is the valley of the ripple)
6. one double crochet in each of next two stitches
7. one hdc in each of next two stitches
8. one single crochet in each of next two stitches (top of ripple hill)

repeat along edge, ending with one single crochet in last stitch. Do the same at bottom ripple. I would also add a round or two of hdc around the whole thing. So, maybe try it this way--the only thing is that, because of the treble crochets, it's a little open-work looking. But it does fill in the ripple.

I love the idea of a Husband Ripple!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Leah, thank you so much. I really need these instructions. Can't wait to try them out.

mrswade said...

Leah, you may love the idea of a Husband Ripple, but let me just tell you, working all in black and grey is like crocheting in Pleasantville. I am half tempted to put in a stripe of hot pink or some other obnoxiously bright color, and just wait to see what he says. I'd be willing to frog it, just for the reaction.