Sunday, June 3, 2007
I can't post this to my regular site because this particular brother visits my website and will know it is for him.
I finished the May afghan; a non-ripple one for my mom. I think it turned out very nice.
Susan (aka ZenKnit)
I have a strange feeling that this edge is just going to keep getting wider every row. Does it look weird to you guys? (I'm using the Soft Waves pattern) When I was working the chain, I ended up doing the increases into the last two chains. Now, every row after that, I still have stitches to work after those last increases. Is this how its supposed to be?
So yesterday I just jumped in and started. I'm using my own pattern, deviating from the previous color arrangement I used in my test piece.
Decided to go with a double row of dc instead of alternating dc/sc, similar in appearance to most people's on the blog here. I'll post my pattern soon--it's easy.
I like everyone's ripples here--I am very inspired by all the creative people out there in yarn-land. Opal has made so many of these it makes my head spin!!! My objective is to make a summer weight blanket. I love the weight of the Sugar & Cream after washing and shrinking, and I love the way it drapes. So in spite of other projects still unfinished, I started. It's been fun so far!
I haven't posted about my progress since I had only three stripes, and now I have 14! When I made that last post, I only had three colors (and I was sure I hadn't bought enough yarn). Now I have 8 colors, and two skeins of several of them, so I hope I won't run low. Although I do kind of wish I had started out with a larger hook -- I'm using an I; it was the largest I had -- so that it might be a little bit lighter and drapier. Though I'm certain I'll appreciate the thick warm cosiness of this dense fabric, come January!
Here is a photo of it, and I may have to frog back to the solid blue to figure out where i went wrong. I'm going to get a stitch counter, or those flip notecards to keep track of it next time. :)