Sunday, April 22, 2007
I have that book as well, 200 Ripple Stitches, and I happen to be using the Soft Waves ripple for an afghan I am making for a friend of mine. I started it last Tuesday using a size K crochet hook. I'm over halfway done and it hasn't even been a week. I love the pattern because it goes fast, it looks a bit more contemporary, and, best of all, it doesn't use chains! I am using lavender and light blue as my main colors, then lighter and darker shades of blues and purples from my stash. The effect is very calming and I know my friend will love it. I don't have a pic yet, but I'll post as soon as I do!
This time I am using:
- the Soft Waves pattern from 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns.
Yarn: Patons Canadiana and Patons Decor yarn
(These are the colors of my blanket)
and I am using a size H hook.
I am so addicted to Rippling it is not funny. Its to the point where my knitting is suffering. Any way I back to rippling.
While I'm a blogger newbie, I've rippled before. This is the afghan on my living room sofa (note that the picture has been compromised by a napping cat).
Here is my update on my Ripples...yes, I am making three!!
I have begun a pink/rose/grey one for my youngest daughter who is getting married this August and another for daughter number one ( that can be seen on my blog) & also a Caron Simply Soft Brites one for myself! I just could not resist the *Brites* one after I saw a few on this Ripple-along.
They are growing slowly ( although, if I were only doing one it would be growing at a faster pace).
Having a great time and loving checking in here every day to see everyone's progress.
P.S. that is not a mistake on the Brites, just the way the 'ghan is tossed on the floor leaving a lump!
...my name is Molly. I live in Canoga Park, CA and I have just joined the "Ripple Along". I wasn't going to make a ripple afghan or join, for that matter. That is not until I saw the work-in-progress of Oiyi and her Caron Simply Soft Brites ripple. I knew I was done for. So with a nod to her lovely creation, here is the start of mine. I began working on it yesterday and this is what I have accomplished. I started with a chain of 300 and a size H hook. I am using the Wavy Chevrons pattern on page 70 from The Crochet Stitch Bible. I wanted a blanket that would sit at the end of my Queen-size bed and offer a bright accent to a room decorated in whites and off-whites. Well, this sucker hangs over the sides by about a foot on each side! No matter. I can always up-grade to a King.
The things we do for (ripple) love.
I'm so excited to be on here! :) Finding this blog inspired me to pick up a ripple that i haven't touched for a little over two years (since my daughter was born). I started it for my DH, and he'd been nagging me about it for about a year now, but i just wasn't feeling it. It was just so big already, and not a very convenient project with a small attention-greedy child attached to my knees ;p But i've been consistently working on it since then so it should be done for him by this winter.
I was also inspired by the soft waves, and having baby blankets due, started one in blues for a friend of mine. Here it is, in progress, and the lovely model checking it out is the older brother of the intended recipient. :) That blanket is now done, and i started on a gender neutral, but still bright and happy, baby blanket inspired by michelle's beautiful afghan.
This is my daughter Molly, the attention-greedy little child i mentioned earlier! She had to help me model the done blanket :p And here is her friend Amelia, who "helped" me crochet on the new blanket for a while last night. :D Sorry for the slightly wonky text and pictures, it's looking completely different in the work area and the preview. More updates to come soon as I start ripples for Molly and Amelia!
I can't wait to start!!!