Sunday, January 20, 2008

Fin.

Fin.It's been ages since I posted last, and now I've finished my ripple. With five balls of yarn left in my grab-bag, I just couldn't go any further. I joined one ball, ripped, joined another. Until I just had to listen to the blanket. It was done. I did a two-round edging of single crochet in teal, and it feels amazing to be finished!

I started the blanket in February of last year, so it took nearly eleven months to complete (with lots of idle time). I don't know the exact dimensions; it's just wider than than a double bed, and long enough to cover me comfortably from shoulders to feet. It's soft and warm.

I used all odd balls from my stash, and forced myself to use whichever ball my hand touched first when it was time to change colours. I learned a lot about my colour preferences (notice the greys, blues, and wine/purples).

I have a ton of small yarn balls leftover now, along with the odd balls I didn't end up using. I'm sure by next week, or so, I'll be back making granny squares like the wind!

Thanks so much to Dawn and everyone for such a fun, satisfying CAL!

Fin.

Light.

13 comments:

Sherri said...

Fantastic!

Marite said...

I just found your site...I've just recently learned how to knit (still learning in fact)...but when I saw these blankets I instantly wanted to learn how to make them! I'm going to check out your links...but in a nutshell, is this a difficult art?

Bella said...

You look very cozy with your afghan...Great work.
Love the many colors.

Jan Hatchett said...

Your ripple is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and you look great all snuggled up in it. Great work.

KimW said...

Thank you!

marite: Crochet is easy, and making a ripple blanket is a very simple project. I hope you enjoy!

Susan said...

love your ripple! also love the color on your walls!

charlotte narunsky said...

Congratulations to you on completing such a beautiful ripple. I am sure it will bring you much snuggly joy!

KimW said...

Thank you!

CHIC-HANDSOME said...

great week

little dresses said...

What beautiful ripples!

SherryBee said...

Hi!
I stumbled onto your site!
I enjoyed visiting you....and I love the ripple afghan..I've seen a few others like this that have been completed...on the internet.

Can you tell me the name of the pattern or if there is a free online pattern for it?

I would LOVE to use up some yarn for one of these to keepin my van.

Thanks!
SherryBee in AZ

ajcrochets said...

You look so content all snuggled up in your ripple afghan. Congratulations on a job well done. It was fully worth the 11 months of effort!
It keeps me encouraged to make one for myself one day.

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