Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hurricane Ripple

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Haven't posted to this blog in a LONG time. I call this blanket the Hurrican Blanket because I did almost all of it while evacuated to my parents house during Hurricane Ike.

At first I didn't really like this blanket all that much. I had a "vision" for it and it didn't really work out the way I had planned. I originally planned to put this on my couch, but one cold night I took it into my bedroom and discovered that I love the way it looks in there.

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I didn't plan for it to go with the duvet and shams, it was just a happy coincedence. In fact while I was making the ripple I had totally forgotten that I even had that duvet set. We had recently moved and it was still in a box.

So it's finally starting to really grow on me.
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

My first round ripple

This is a baby quilt for a co-worker. His wife just had a gorgeous baby girl!
This is my first attempt at a round ripple. It was a little too ripply, it seems, as it didn't want to lay completely flat. Is that normal, or did I goof? Either way it worked out because it just looks like a big ruffle around the baby. The center is a baby pink, with a round of a multicolored baby print and then edged in white.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

My niece's ripple in progress

This is the color combination that you all helped me with. I think it is turning out rather well. The blue is a true aqua color with a medium brown called "twig" and the dark brown is "espresso." I like having the medium brown to add a little depth.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thanks Ripply Friends!

Thanks oodles and bunches for helping me with my dilemma in choosing colors for my niece's Christmas throw! I have really gone back and forth on this one.

However, she (unknowingly) clinched it when she confided in a family member that she never got to select something color wise without a well meaning adult pressuring her to change it to suit their tastes. Well, that did it for me. This kiddo that I love so much will get exactly her color preferences.

Of course, they are not necessarily choices that I would have made, but I can always make another throw for her when her tastes change :-)

That gives me another ripple to plan....


This is Spiderman.....and he needs a Spiderman-ghan!

I saw this pattern a year ago and bought the yarn to make it, but never got around to working it up. Yesterday I was browsing in Ravelry and saw all the completed Spiderman afghans and got obsessed with starting it! I started it last night and hope to have it done before Christmas!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A question for my ripply friends...

Hi all,
I am just about to start a ripple lap quilt for my niece. She is 12 going on 20 (okay, they all are at that age!) and loves really trendy color combinations. Right now, she adores chocolate brown with a pale blue. She can't stand any traditional girly colors.

My question is this: I have a dark, espresso brown, a heathered chocolate brown and the blue she likes. Will this work up as something that she will like for years, or should I add some other sophisticated colors (no pink or lavender) so that she can enjoy it as she grows up, but also include her faves. I have enough partial balls around here to jazz it up with the primary colors being her faves.

What would you do?
Thanks in advance,

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hello from an Australian ripple addict :)

HI everyone...

Thanks for letting me join the ripple along :) At the moment I am in the process of finishing off a round ripple - I don't have a photo of it at the almost finished stage but this is the last progress pic that I took :)

I found the round ripple to be extremely relaxing and easy to do.

Hugs Chars x