Thursday, March 1, 2007

It all began with a swatch

here's my first little swatch.
you know, to help with the math and all. the pattern is soft waves from jan eaton's "200 ripple stitch patterns."

ripple swatch

Okay, I'm on the band wagon now!

I just so happened upon this group of rippling crocheters and thought, "that's a good idea!"
I've only done one ripple afghan in all my crocheting years and it was a basic one. I think they all are, so I'll give myself a little more credit there ;-) It was my very first afghan, as a matter of fact, and it was from the good ole "I taught myself to crochet" book kit.
With news going around of another expecting cousin, i just have to get started on an afghan for this baby! It's going to be a boy, i hear so stash diving i went!
To my disappointment, i don't have very many boyish colors - i could use this as a reason to go to the LYS and go buck wild crazy, but i won't. I'll be happy with what i have this time and get a move on with this ripple!
I've chosen Bev's baby ripple afghan pattern. i found enough yarn to pull this one off.
And here are my colors...
They're all worsted weight but i think a few of them are red heart and (what's the one walmart used to carry?), a couple of them are caron. so, there's gray, yellow, green, sage, bone and, hunter. I'm not used to working with so much green, i'm excited to see how it'll turn out. with all of the support, encouragement, and eventual bragging rights, i'm sure to finish. Can't wait to say, "ah, it's just a little something i whipped up while participating in a ripple-along."

Day 3

Ripple, Day 3I'm still a-baby-steppin'. The second green (a different yarn than the first; I think it's Filatura Di Crosa Zara) and the brown (leftover Cascade 220) really change the look of the whole piece. I'm not sure I love it at the moment, but I'm very confident the next few colours will change things up again. I can't wait!

I started a Ripple-Along group on Flickr to be a companion to this blog (I hope you don't mind, Dawn!) -- if you like cruising lots of ripply photos, please join in!


Hello everyone,

My name is Dawn and I am new to the group. I joined for the love of crocheting and the opportunity to share that with others. I really like ripple patterns but haven't done very many. I've used a basic one in the past that I actually used more for scarves than making afghans. Now that I have joined, I went through my stash to see what was available to get started when I found this:

This is a baby blanket I started over 2yrs ago. Hmm, not really interesting and lacks color. :D I am hoping to get some advice from you ladies on how to get this going again. It currently has 30 completed rows but I got bored and never finished. I'd like to add more color but don't know where to begin. You see, I was originally planning to take it apart and use the yarn for something else but now I think I'd like to finish it but need some help. You can take a look at the stash pile I have put together for options but I need to know if I should continue where I am, adding in new color or should I remove some rows to add balance then the new color? Your help would be greatly appreciated. You can read the rest of my post and look at the yarn chosen here.

Thanks for a fun place to share and learn ripple patterns. I look forward to seeing everyone's progress. ;D

Waiting on the Sidelines

I have been almost obsessively checking Alicia and Jane's blogs to see their progress on their ripple blankets. After reading Alicia's blog today that mentioned this Ripple-Along, I knew I had to join. I ordered the book today (I have my heart set on the "soft waves"!) and will be joining all of you as soon as I can. Until then I will be admiring ALL of your work! Thanks for letting me join and ripple-on!

Hi! - Greetings from London

Have been thinking about a Big Blanket Project for a while now on my blog. This is my first KAL and I'm chuffed to bits that I've found some ripple mates. All that remains is for me to learn how to crotchet! Will keep you all posted with my progress.

me, me, me! I want to join!

Since seeing all the pretty blankets out there, I decided to go for it and start one of my own. I've known how to crochet since I was about 8 or 9, but never made a blanket. This one will be for my 19-year-old daughter who is away at college. Her bedroom is done in bright, bright colors including the hot pink and bright orange used here. I am just using caron simply soft brites in watermelon and mango. This yarn is so soft and not too bad for acrylic. Plus, I'm not too sure a college student would take the best care of a wool blanket. I, too, used the random stripe generator for my stripe sequence. It's pretty cool! Looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with!

Thanks for letting me join and for starting the ripple-along!