Thursday, November 29, 2007


Look at my new Christmas friends, complete with ripple scarves and hats!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Twin rainbow ripples

Both blankets together
Originally uploaded by charlottenarunsky
I posted the bright rainbow ripple a few weeks ago, and now have finally finished the pastel version. These are for a friend of mine who had boy/girls twins last week (ok, so I'm a little late!). I wanted to give her a gift that would reflect the non identical, and yet twin, nature of her babies. I hope she loves them!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

My Sister's Rippler

I'm at the halfway mark with my sister's ripple! I better get my butt in gear since this is a Christmas present for her and the hubby!!

Sister's afghan

Saturday, November 24, 2007

vintage ripples

Hi everyone. Been a while since I posted, or even read this blog, but I thought I'd post this pic:

It is from a vintage crochet magazine I just got from Ebay. Cracks me up, that lady in her ripple skirt (isn't she elegant standing like that?!) Oh, actually, I think these ripples are knit.

This other pic is the cover of a knitting book I bought on Ebay. Made with Noro yarn, it makes an incredibly gorgeous coat, doncha think?


Thursday, November 22, 2007

the ripple scarf - extended!

I finally admitted to myself that the grey ripple scarf was too short and i wasn't going to enjoy wearing it, so after some counting of waves and rows and weighing of leftover wool and some calculations I came to the conclusion that I could add 5 more waves in the opposite colours! Of course I never wrote down what size hook I used for the base chain and rest of scarf so I had to try out a few different sizes, it didn't help that i lent some of my hooks to friends who are starting on the granny squares! is it just me or is the 1st row into the chain a real pain!? in the end i got satisfactory gauge and from there it was a doddle. the seaming isn't perfect, but the way I wear the scarf you can't see the seam, you just see the pink end peeking out from underneath the grey and i have to say i love it! I even got a few compliments on it!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Rippling on ...

Well, I've been out of the loop for a while. Helping a friend clean house (she's selling) (See more about it in my blog) and translating and working and ... well, there hasn't been a whole lot of time left for crocheting, let alone blogging about it. But lately I've made a bit of progress. It now measures: 140 x 160 cm (which is about 55" x 63")

But here's the progress of my ripple blanket. I'm not sure whether I'm going to keep it or give it away as a Christmas Gift. Still debating :)

I've also got a Secret Swap in progress over at Granny-Along. Anyone who would like to join are welcome to do so. Check for more info by clicking the links.

Monday, November 19, 2007

My Last Ripple

Here is my last ripple for 2007 - that I have planned, anyway. I finally purchased the yarn I needed to finish (another) brother's ripple for Christmas 2007. It didn't take too long to finish. Here it is:

This is from the Leisure Arts pamphlet, Rippling Effects. I used TLC Cotton-Plus yarn. This pamphlet has some materials errors. Email me if you need the details.

All I have do now is weave in the ends of this one and a few others, then wait to clean and wrap them for giving. I still have a granny square afghan to make for my sister, and other non-ripple gifts for family and friends.

It has been great sharing my creations with you all. 2007 will always be remembered by me as The Year of the Ripple.

Susan (aka ZenKnit)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sam's Afghan

The afghan that I was working on, that is for the fellow resident where my mom currently is, has been completed for several weeks. I've only recently been able to get back on the internet with a computer with the speed that could handle all the work I wanted to do. So now I can start posting pictures about such things as my completed crochet projects.

Here is Sam's Afghan, done in Blues and Yellow, a color included to honor the bananas over which this man and my 2 year old son bonded. :-)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Green/orange/black zigzag done!

I finished my son's bright + black afghan a couple of weeks ago, and finally got around to taking a picture of it to post here. My son likes it, and it's just the right size for his twin bed. I loved working on this, and I even learned a new crochet stitch, reverse slipstitch, which I used on the second row of the edging. Now I'm going to plan a ripple in more subdued colors for the den. I'm getting lots of good ideas and inspiration from this site. Go ripplers!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Vanna-ghan Finished!

I finished the Vanna-ghan several weeks ago. Our son Phillip and his fiancee were here this weekend and I gave it to them to take back to Wyoming. It's probably too heavy for an Alabama winter but should help keep them toasty warm. It was fun to make, and the kids love it.

Head to Wal-Mart

Red Heart has a free project sheet available at Wal-Mart for a ripple bag. I'd scan it in and share it, but the computer with the scanner attached needs a new video card. It appears to be a messenger type bag. Pretty cool I have to say. If you need a copy, let me know!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

I finished my Storm Clouds ripple!

I need to get a pic of it today sometime and post it. It turned out great and I'd love to make another one with different colors. I loved these colors, but doing the same one 2 times is just not me. lol

HDing here!!

Here it is!

I kept forgetting to get batteries for my camera, so I snagged dh's camera and got a pic. Dd is holding it (being Kilroy) and she is just over 5' 9".

This is a wedding gift for a friend's dd.

Hubby ripple completed

I finished the hubby's black and grey ripple last night. I'll post a picture here as soon as I can get one. I'm pretty proud of it. It's just short (about an inch and a half) of seven feet. In order to get it to be at least seven feet, I would have had to repeat the grey and black one more time and that would have made it approximately 7' 4". I thought that was a little too long and unwieldly, so I stopped just short of seven feet.

I have to say that I think it looks great. I know that I wasn't really thrilled about working entirely in black and grey, but I think it really looks sharp. Be on the lookout for a picture!

Also, if you could all take a look at my blog and look at the post titled "Looking for help" I'd really appreciate it. I'd like to make a very special toy for my daughter and could use some opinions/help/advice. Thanks in advance.