Sunday, May 25, 2008

Noah's Ark

Here's my new ripple. I'm still working on the one for my daughter. But several people in my life are having babies, so I need to come up with some baby blankets quickly. This pattern was too cute to pass up.

I've substituted the cotton recommended for Caron Simply Soft. I couldn't get the cotton at my local Wal-Mart and I didn't want to go to the nearest LYS or Hobby Lobby. That's an hour away. But I think the substitution will work just fine.

Too cute, don't you think?

I'll post pictures when I'm a little further along.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

first ripple project for me this year

For me, 2007 was the year of the ripple. 2008 may be the year of the hexagon blanket for me (so far 2 under my belt), but I needed to touch back into the ripple vibe.

I have a goal of making as many afghans as I can for Project Little Lambs. It will give me an excuse to continue my afghan/blanket crazed ways and an outlet for some of my stash. Beyond that it is a nice way to try out techniques that I may not like for a big project but are cool for a baby/child-sized one.

Here is what I have so far for my 2nd donation. This is a knitted ripple using the pattern Easy Ripple Baby Blanket.

I am using some discontinued Encore Colorspun DK from my stash. CO 142 stitches (34 stitch repeat + 6). Only 3 pattern lines, pretty mindless once I got past the fact that I couldn't keep count of where I was based on where the cast-on tail was. What is really nice is this pattern is totally reversible.

~ Peace