Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Another ripple

Ripple, ripple, ripple. I've officially caught the bug, thanks to Lucy of Attic24. I recently finished my second ripple for a friend's upcoming nephew (very soon now!).

My cousin called it "Land and Sky." I like that.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Two more ripples

This one is for a baby, what baby? I don't know yet . . .
miscellaneous worsted weight scraps.
This one was for a bride and groom. hmmm......

This is from old-style Wool Spun = fun!

This is a modified feather and fan pattern of my own devising.
Interesting how the same pattern can look nice two different ways . . .

Friday, August 28, 2009

My first ripple!

My daughter goes to university next summer and she chose the colours for this blanket. I am loving making it!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Looking for some help on this blog

Hello Ripplers! Now that I am back to a 8-5 job and dating again after my divorce (yeah!) I need some help with this blog.

As you may have noticed that there are some comments on your posts that are -weird- or just links to bogus sites.

I can't delete comments once they have been posted, and I would rather not have to turn on moderation, but the only other option is to only allow comments from people in the group and that seems too exclusive.

Would someone like to moderate the comments? What will happen is that the comments will come to your email and then you have to say "yeah or nay". Pretty easy, but best done by someone that is on the web more than I am able to be lately.

First one that volunteers gets the job.

Thanks for reading and happy rippling!


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Look at how cute!!

Just click on this little rattie and it will take you to the website. This lady makes small instruments and has her trained rats take pictures with them. :-) How cute is that?!?!

I wonder if I could get Daisy to do this?

The website is in Russian, I think, so you will have to have google translate it for you.

I came across this website and it is too cute!! you have to go there and look at these cuties

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A blue and white ripple with granny squares from the Netherlands.

Hurray! The rippled afghan for our youngest son is finnished!

I discovered the grannysquares-pattern while I was crocheting this one...

...and loved these too! So I combined the two patterns.
The squares fit inbetween the ripples very nice and so I also made the sides into the stitch that you use in granny squares.

I used a 100% acrylic yarn, cheap but very strong (I use it for years for knitting too) and easy to go into the washing machine.
But what now? What will I do in those free minutes that I used to ripple?
Hmm.... I must admit;

Now I stardet a super big granny to become a blanket for myself. I choose the same yarn, but in the collors sand and white. I don't know exactly how it will look finaly, I just make up a pattern during the process.
Have a nice week, with lots of ripplin'time!
Greetings from the Netherlands; mama lieveheersbeestje.
(My personal blog adress is ; www.hetlieveheersbeestje.blogspot.com)

Friday, July 31, 2009

My rippleproject

I've only first learned to chrotchet resently. I'ts something I've wanted to learn for years, and this spring I jumped right into it, and with the help from other bloggers, I'm now well on my way.

The first projekt is this ripple. I'ts not qiute finished yet, BUT still I wanted to show it to the world. I'm so proud, and when it's done, a new one will be started. This time in more controlled colours. I'm thinking maby more dark and fit for the winter to come.

I'ts used cotton yarn, and i've been collecting it from all sorts of places. I'm amaced of how many diffrent shades there is to be found. :-)

Henriette from Denmark.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My First Ripple

I made this for my cousins soon-to-be-born baby boy. I so enjoyed this whole project, from finding a ripple pattern I could actually figure out—I used Lucy’s pattern; I’ve tried others and given up on them (“There must be a mistake in this pattern!”), but Lucy’s pattern and photos were so clear and the results are just what I was looking for; to shopping for the yarn—I wanted organic cotton but all I could find was hand wash only, and I didn’t want my cousin cussing me every time she hand washed it with a newborn possibly crying in the background; to deciding on the colors—I made a collage of the registry items, saved the file on my phone, and went to my LYS; to actually crocheting it—much of which was done with cat eyes trained very intently on the yarn. I carried all those happy-colored Lily Sugar ’n Cream balls in a big basket and loved rooting through them all to find the next color. My cousin seemed to like the blanket, and others “Oooh!”ed and “Aaaah!”ed over it as she held it up. I got a few “Did you make that?!”s and even a couple “You could make me one if you wanted ....” As much as I love my cousin and wanted to make it for her and her new kiddo, I admit I was a little sad to give it away and leave the baby shower without it. I did give it one last, fleeing glance, sitting there on the gift table, as I walked through the door.

Monday, June 29, 2009

New and Old

Well, I started a BIG queen-size bedspread, oh, 2.5 years ago, my how time flies. I got it 1/3 done and realized there was No Way, so it went into a bag. I thought it would be okay for a nap-ghan, so i sewed the ends in. NOW, I know it must be crocheted back into the pattern from Crochet! May 2009 p. 52, they call Ripple Shells. It must be normal afghan sized instead of bizzarely long and narrow. Here it is, folded in half length-wise:

Meanwhile, among other things I made these reverse twins blankets for baby twins soon to arrive:

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Kawaii Ripple Scarf

I don't know what it was that made me realize that I had not rippled in years, but I think it had been that long since I've actually checked out this blog and drawn inspiration from all the wonderful projects shown here.

My latest is a scarf that is also inspired by this Kawaii trend that i noticed on Etsy. That is, brightly colored, super girly, often sparkly accessories and what not.

(That's me modeling the scarf)

I made it using Red Heart yarn and a size N Susan Bates hook. I think the thing about ripples that makes them so easy for me to forget is the TIME that's needed to complete something like an afghan. But, with a large hook, small project, and WW yarn- I had this scarf done in a few hours.

It's as bright (if not brighter), but a bit cooler in color, as pictured here and will be listed in my Artfire Studio when I'm done editing the photos for it.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Where are all the ripple crocheters?

Not much action here anymore.... This blog used to be so active. I really miss checking here daily to see the new posts! If you are interested in belonging to a more active blog, I've started a new blog for ripple and granny crocheters. If you would like to join then please come and check it out! you will find it HERE!

Monday, May 25, 2009

My Fiesta Baby Ripple

Here's my latest ripple using Red Heart Strata for the variegated colors and Red Heart solids for the others. I wound up having to use the solid colors because I couldn't find any Strata for sale at the time......of course, Murhpy's Law kicked in and when I was almost finished, I saw it at Mary Maxim's online (at least I think that was where I saw it). After running it through the washer and dryer it's as soft as a lamb and I'm very pleased with it as I know a little one will be snug and warm when covered with this ripple made with love. Let me know what you think.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

So Many Ripples!

It's been a long time since I've checked out the Ripplers, and I'm enjoying going back to see all the lovely projects!

I've done a couple of Ripples since I lasted posted, long long ago...

I finished a rainbow ripple for my daughter, out of Lion Brand wool (no pic yet, but she loves it, she says).

I'm now working on a ripple using Rowan Cashsoft DK--I'm very much enjoying the feel of the yarn, it's lovely and soft:

Rippling is still, after several years, a welcome respite from my knitting projects. So relaxing, so much fun, so many many possibilities!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

It is finnished! (pfft...)

My rippled afghan was finnished today! I am so happy...and my little boy too, as this will be 'his' blanket...

I have loads of this lilac and purple yarn leftover. What shall I make with this?

As my other boys like a personal blanket too, I have stardet a white-lightbleu-darkblue one already... Yes, I guess you can say that I am addicted to the rippled afghans..

I wil keep you all updated with this rippled afghan too of cource.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Update on my lilac-purpel-white afghan.

Here is an update from my rippled afghan! I stardet it last autumn (you can see that here ahttp://neisripplealong.blogspot.com/2008/10/dutch-rippel-along.html) and it is almost finnished... As you can see, my son loves it! It is made of cheap acryl yarn, so easy in the washing machine.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Baby waves

I'm nearly halfway done on the second of a pair of baby blankets for my soon-to-be arriving twin nieces/nephews using one of the really easy ripple methods I found on this blog.

Now that the kids like spending time on the playground, and are old enough I don't have to hover, I'm getting multiple rows done at a time.

You can find more pictures on my blog.

Friday, March 20, 2009

can anyone help?

I've made a mistake, not just one little easy to unpick mistake, but an on-going really foolish mistake. Instead of using double crochet throughout as the pattern says to, I realised on Wednesday evening that I've only been using double crochet for the increase and decreases and single crochet everywhere else!

The top blue row on the photo below is correct but it is wider now than the others and smoother, Im not sure if I should keep going or unpick, I've written about why I dont wat to unpick on my blog http://joshyandbelle.blogspot.com/

Will this all sort out when its blocked, does anyone have any advice, 
Thanks, Felicity xx

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Come to the Water

I'm crocheting this up for a local knit & chat charity group at my church. I'm naming it Come to the Water as I am hoping to have it finished by Easter, it is something I wanted to do through Lent. I instantly wanted blues and greens and it looks so much like shades of water together.

I used Susan B's Ripple pattern but I'm going to have to think of a way to put a border around nicely to give more width, mine is currently 38 wide.

I haven't done much crochet lately mainly a lot of knitting, you can visit me here. Or on Ravelry I am TeaMouse.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

New round ripple for Leah

I started this ripple last week for my friend, Leah, who is fighting breast cancer. She is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. My other friend, Steph, and I accompanied Leah to her last chemo session and we brought along our knitting and crocheting projects. I was able to get one hat done for her while we were there (almost 2 but had to rip it out ARGH!) and noticed how cold she got. The cancer center gives everyone a blanket to bring to their chemo treatments but since the hat and scarf set I made for her was in Steelers colors, I decided to make her this afghan to match. While I was crocheting away on that hat, the nurses told Leah to ask if I'd be interested in donating to their "hat tree" and, of course, I agreed. Their hat tree stands in a hall and it's a where people pin hats they've made and the hats are free to anyone who wishes to take one. While it's warming up here in Las Vegas, Leah tells me her head still gets really cold, especially at night, so I'll be sure to bring one or more every week when I'm there with her.

Ripple Cardie

There I was, working away on my Chevron Lace Cardigan when it (finally!) occurred to me that I was, in fact, crocheting a ripple.
Chevron Lace Cardigan, pre-sleeves

If you like the look of this pattern, it's free (see link above) and there's a crochet-a-long going on over at Ravelry. It's been running a while now but a couple of people have just started, so you wouldn't be the only new kid on the block.

I've got one and a bit sleeves to go, a wash, a block and then find a nice pin to fasten it with. Can't wait to wear it! Just please don't ask how my ripple afghan is coming along. ;-)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Found this Cuteness!!

You gotta watch this fun video!!


Addicted to rippling

At least I was with the first afghan I made. I had been reading this blog for awhile before attempting to learn the ripple stitch. I was intimidated after reading some blankets took months to make. I'm more of an immediate gratification kind of gal.

I found the simple directions right here -- double crochet with increases and decreases of 3 for the peaks and valleys.

I've decided my dh is officially the color-picker- outer. He bought these yarns for me for Christmas. Finished blanket works great in both our living room and bedroom.

No fear, once I got started I couldn't stop and finished this blanket in 10 days -- much to the chagrin of everyone else in my family, even though they now all fight over it. Here's my youngest asleep under it and Alice on top.

If you want to see the baby blanket I'm working on now or what keeps me busy when I'm not crocheting, come visit my blog.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I have finally started rippleyness...

Well Hello there...this is my first post to this blog of lovely rippleyness and it is also my chance to show you the beginnings of my first ripple using this pattern...its very exciting I tell you...I am using the most beautiful Sublime yarn to make this wee rug for an up coming baby pressie. So what do you think?

By the way, I can also be found here: 1/4 of an inch

See you soon, Tam xo

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Thanks for inviting me!

Good evening!

1st I want to say that i am so excited in joining this list. 2 of my favorite blankets I made my youngest daughter 18years ago were granny ripples and I still use them today. One was white and two shades of blues and my absolute favorite is the white black and grey. I love how that one turned out and will snap up a pic as soon as I can remember and share with you all.

My name is DeeDee and I came across your wonderful group by browsing yarnydays blogspot. Wow how wonderful and so very busy, when do you find time for your studies? :-)

I am 47 and have three daughter, Nina is 28, Kim is 25 and Bonnie is 17. I am married to Kurt and he is the most precious gift I could have received (other than my girls) and I cant imagine life without him, so I don't. I take care of two small children ages 2 and 3 during the week and once a month I get my sister grandbabies (who called me Granny since she lives in VA and I live near them here in Texas). Their visit was yesterday and I get them again for spring break starting next weekend. LOL A glutton for punishment.

My Aunt taught me how to crochet backwards, I am a lefty and I do so wish knitting could be taught that way. My two oldest knit as did my Grandmommie and my Aunt. Together as a family we all also sew, crochet, love to cook, draw (my oldest is an interior designer) and create just about anything. We will try anything once and if someone says we cant then we do all we can to show them we can. Not sure if that is the English in us or the Indian. LOL

I have a large grouping of pets, 3 grandpups (Copper is Nina's, Roo is Kim's (shes a RN in training) and Pearle is Bonnie's. Then there is Trixie the outside pup that adopted us after her parents dropped her off. Such a cutie! Then we have a cat Meowsers is her name, killing mice for presents and teasing the pups is her game! LOL Last but not least Bonnie and I and two rats. Daisy is mine and Marcineaux is hers. Was rather gross at first them they grew on me and I love the rattie finger kisses they give me.

Well I guess that is about it. I love to crochet and I collect yarn, fabric and patterns. I like to think of myself as old fashioned because this new woman is a little too independent for my tastes. I have been crocheting baby gifts, wearables and barbie items lately.

Have a great evening and thanks so much again for letting me join your group!


Saturday, February 28, 2009

a few more ripples

A few more ripples added, raspberry, quarry and honey, these last three colours have really changed the tone and I'm really starting to like the effect, I was worried whilst on the green ripple that it wasn't really working.  Thank you for the lovely comments, I will post again when I have a few more ripples to share, in the meantime I will be posting entries onto my blog Joshy and Belle - http://joshyandbelle.blogspot.com

Felicity xx

Friday, February 27, 2009

pattern for the 12-point round ripple...

I have had a comment or 2 for the pattern for the round ripple afghan - I can share but you will need to email me - aussiefriend4life@gmail.com

See you in my mailbox

hugs Chars x

Friday, February 13, 2009

A completed 12-point round ripple

I comleted this in around 3 nights of crocheting as a birthday gift for my best friend - she loves the colour yellow - I wanted to make it all the light lemony colour but ran out of stash so added the bright yellow around the outside.

I think it still looks nice.

hugs Cx

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

my first ripple

Hello everyone, here is my first ripple so far! I've just started on the blue row. I'm using the soft waves pattern, which took me quite a while to figure out as I was decreasing into one chain, don't ask me why I thought that!!! 

Thanks to everyone who has posted on this blog I've been drooling over the lovely ripples thinking I wish I could do that for so long, until finally I asked for the books for Christmas and just jumped right in, I'm glad I did!

I'm using Rowan Pure Wool in quite a few colours but all the same sort of tone, if that makes sense, and I chained 423 to fit on our kingsize bed. I'll post more photos here and on my blog (http://joshyandbelle.blogspot.com) as I do more. 

Thanks everyone for inspiring me, Felicity xx

Thursday, January 22, 2009

finnished project in the Netherlands, mama Lieveheersbeestje.

It's finaly finnished! After about three months I finaly finnished this blanket...

The collor-scheme was designed by myself and I crochet ripples at the sides too..

An the blanket was used befóre it could be washed! It is crochet with cheap acryl, but very good washable, so easy to use and soft.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

First Ripple

This blanket was based on a scarf that I meant to make. The entire project took me about nine or ten months, I think. I had lots of other projects going at the same time, so it dragged for a while.

Yarn: Ella Rae Classic
Pattern: Chevron blanket from Vintage Crochet

Notes: Chained 144. Next time I will go bigger! This would have been a nice size for a baby, I think. Luckily, I have a small dog who is willing to put the blanket to good use, but my kids are definitely too big to use it for TV time.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Matching scarf and handwarmer set

I finished the matching scarf (to my ripple handwarmers), about a hour before my friend arrived from the airport on Christmas eve.

Blogged here Gauze Celebre.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The New Year Ripple progresses... a bit

Time for my annual update on the progress of my New Year Ripple. It's been 2 years since I started this afghan and here's how far I've gotten:

New Year Ripple 090101

Not terribly good, is it? But 2009 is the year I've resolved to "Finish It or Frog It". This one is definitely not a frogger so I'd better get my finger out and finish it!

Wishing you all a very productive 2009!