Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Like just about everyone else, I was inspired by Alicia's throw, based on Jane's. I'm glad to see others have been bitten by the bug as well. I hadn't crocheted in quite some time, but I'm loving the soothing rhythm of this work (especially since I'm using one of Bill's hooks.)
I expect that I'll end up mumbling double-crochet nonsense by the time I finish this, as Alicia described here... but for now, it's wonderful.
I'd read - I think it was in the Mason-Dixon Knitting book - that one could combine any warm and cool colors as long as they weren't black, white, primary, or pastel, so I attempted to do a sort of "Mission Falls" palette using Blue Sky Alpacas cotton. It's lovely to work with, fantastically soft... but I'm not so sure of my color combo. I'll keep plugging along and see how it goes. I do have some Mission Falls cottons in the stash so perhaps they'll be my next effort - I'm thinking these things are addictive.
Without further ado, here's my throw so far, next to the magazine featuring Alicia's lovely home:
I also used the random stripes generator tool, and it's so fun! I'd encourage anyone interested to take a peek. What wonderful things there are on the 'Net!
Loving everyone's photos - thanks for sharing.
Stasia At Yarn And A Barn
Ah, ha! Sorry for the nearly double post, but I was determined to figure this picture thing out. Thankfully, I noticed the correct buttons. This is the ripple baby afghan I am nearly finished with. I would prefer a brighter colors, but these are available locally (a euphemism for Wal-Mart) in baby sport yarn. When I get yarn for my granddaughter's blanket, it will be worsted and hopefully, brighter pastels.
I'm excited to be here. I'll be purchasing yarn for a new ripple this weekend, probably. One of our little granddaughters will be 6 this summer and I'm thinking she would love a colorful "blanket" for her bed. Pastels, centering around lavender to match her bedroom, hmmmm? In the meantime, I'm nearly done with this ripple, a baby blanket for another grand, scheduled to arrive this summer.
ETA: OK, how does one post a picture on this thang? Lemme see... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v389/homekeepinggran/Crochet/BabyRandomRipple.jpg Well, perhaps someone can give me a tutorial on posting pics. I've uploaded the same pic twice, but it's not showing up. Help for an aging brain?
Thanks to Kim:
My eternal thanks for accomplishing feats of rippledom beyond my meager,photoshop deprived technical skills. Now go snag 'em baby!