Thursday, March 15, 2007

My Friend Ripple

I'm really starting to enjoy my ripple. I'm not sure what did it, but the last few rows have convinced me to just roll with it. I usually like to plan my projects, so it's been fun to just see what colors follow as I go:

I have more yarn on the way to refill the fruit bowl when I'm out. I'm saving some of the lavender for the border.

I'm so glad to be a part of this

After seeing all the marvelous ripples I just had to join in. I've been crocheting ever since I can remember but I can't remember who taught me how. Two of my aunts crochet yet they both say they never showed me how. Maybe they just inspired me to go out and learn.

My ripple is going to be for a child. It's around 45" wide. After looking through the 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns book and swatching several patterns I decided on the Malibu ripple. The yarn is Caron Simply Soft Brites. Most of the colors I had tagged for a different project but I changed my mind. After adding 3 more colors to the mix I'm up to 8. The colors in order of use are Lemonade, Limeade, Blue Mint, Berry Blue, Grape, Watermelon, Papaya, and Mango. I also have some black but I'm not sure if I'm going to use it or not.

Ripple progress

I haven't been able to work on this for a couple of days because I'm knitting a commissioned piece (work before pleasure, unfortunately) but hope to be done with that by tomorrow. My ripple seems to be just humming along and when I'm sitting in my "Big Boy" recliner, it covers me from my toes to under my chin. Can't wait to get back to it!


The frog and the pigs-tress

Baby ripples are no more... A silly and stupid counting error on the 2nd row turned the WIP into a frog project. The wonderful baby colors are now balls again and in a bag waiting for another project. :(

So while digging thru my PIGS I found a bag containing a project I started in the fall... it was supposed to be a christmas present... it didn't make it. That too will soon meet the frog. Some how, I used 2 rather different hooks on it... and only now noticed the fatal mistake. So because I want so bad to ripple, this rather boring treble only blanket will now become a two-tone ripple.

Hopefully pictures will follow either tonight or this weekend of the starting progress.

Darn you frog pigs-tress....

Ripple, Day 16

Ripple, Day 16
Originally uploaded by kpwerker.
I took this photo with the blanket spread out on a double bed. It was so nice to have a sunny day! The edges of the blanket hang over the bed a couple of inches on either side and so far I've worked about 23". So I figure I'm just over a quarter of the way done. I'm happy about that - I don't want it to end!

Day 14

i've got about 10 more color bands to go before i get halfway.

ripples day 14

ripples day 14