Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy 2008! - and an update

Warmest wishes to you all for a happy and healthy 2008!

Here's the ripple I started one year ago today:





















Not much progress, I'm afraid, but as I explained in my first post, I had a lot of other crocheting to do last year. Then, of course, there's always Christmas, with its snowflakes* and Turkey Butts.
*Update Jan 9 - Hey, I just noticed that this link only takes you back to April '07 but I've got snowflake posts (some with pattern links) all the way back to December '06. Guess you'll have to trawl my archives for those.













Naturally, my Tinkle loves the afghan (any afghan). Isn't she sweet?!

13 comments:

Jan Hatchett said...

Your ripple is gorgeous and so is your kitty! Looks like you are pretty far along on your blanket and that is truly impressive with other crocheting in the mix. Personally, I am a newbie and the snowflakes look especially scary :-)

jmk said...

Hi Jan, and thank you!

Working with thread is a different experience, but once you get used to it, well, snowflake or afghan, it's all the same stitches - it's just how you put them together! :-)

You could always pick a simple pattern and work it up in yarn first. Use a smaller hook than you normally would to give it a bit of body. It'll look great!

Reen said...

Hello. i really like the colours of your ripple. its beautiful.
can i know where i can a freebie of tis ripple in diagram. i'm not gud in reading/following the instruction. thank u.

jmk said...

Hi Reen - I just checked your blog for an email address but no luck. If you'd like to email me at sofar_sogood at btinternet dot com I'll see if I can work up a diagram for you.

Leah said...

That is just lovely!

Bella said...

Your afghan is very pretty. Your colors are warm and happy. What kind of yarn did you use? Thank you for sharing.

jmk said...

Thank you Leah and Bella!

I'm using Roly-Sport (William Unger & Co). I'm not sure if it's even available anymore. It was part of my mother's stash. It's soft and squishy and I love working with it.

Bella said...

I think I know what you mean about your description of soft and squishy. I am currently using a yarn I purchased at Hobby Lobby - it is their own brand called 'I love this yarn' I think it is soft and squishy. I am sorry I forgot to mention your kitty is so cute. When I figure out how to post pictures of my afghans (ripples) I will include my pet too.

Laura said...

Your Tinkle is indeed a sweetie pie from what I can see! Isn't it something the way they love our knitting and crocheting so much.

Alipurr said...

i so so so love this pic of your kitty on your beautiful ripple afghan, congrats on getting it done!
makes me want to go & start one right now....need more yarn :)

isabel tiago said...

Beautiful photo.

Joana said...

Hi Hilde!
I love your blog. It is a profusion of stripes on Zig Zag in an explosion of color variation which has no end. Thanks for visiting my blog and leave your comment. The scholarship I did for my daughter who has a black kitten that she loves. My blog is translated into English, the icon is just below the link "Meus Favoritos". I'm including your link to visit more often. Kisses
Joana.

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