Monday, May 14, 2007

A wee ripple...

I have never really crocheted, but really want to learn and hence have started learning all the names of the stitches, to progress on to reading a pattern...

I have started small and hope to get a wee hand towel for my down stairs loo at the end of my efforts. I suppose I will be creating loads of little face cloths etc over the months until I get to grips with my new project.

Eventually I'll progress to a big woollen ripple... I have been admiring all the wonderful ripples on loads of different websites over the last 4-6 months and just couldn't resist trying to work out the pattern myself. It's rippling all right, but the edges more so than I was hoping!
Oh well, there's one way to learn, and that's practice, practice, practice!

In the meantime I'll watch all your wonderful blankets grow into huge beautiful works of art!
Well, I finally got a chance to pick up my ripple afghan this week. It is now 30 and 1/2 inches long. I'm still a little indecisive about how big I want to make it. I originally wanted to make into a bedspread, but I didn't take into consideration how much it would shrink when I started the ripples so it shrunk ALOT.

Finished another ripple

I finished another ripple. My first one was in fingering weight yarn and huge, this one was worsted weight (Red Heart) and more lap sized. Here it is:

I think it turned out nice, and is now my cat Guinevere's favorite nap spots. Because of that napping, I have decided not to wash it (soften it up) until just before the gifting.

I am onto another crocheted afghan anon ripple type. If you want to see photos of that and some other projects just meet me over at my main blog.

Susan (aka ZenKnit)

rippling along...

Well I took a short ripple break this week, but I'm back at it now.
I was able to find some "Tangerine" in the Red Heart Soft. With the addition of that and some more white, I think the blanket is coming along nicely. Though, I am rather tempted to keep adding new colors from my stash, but I know it will look all wonky if I start adding now. Next time!