Saturday, March 24, 2007

Baby Ripple finished

now on to something more ambitious. I had a skein of rayon fluff from Walmart that I made into 3 rounds of seed stitch border. Great use for a bit of stash that has been buggin' me. The blanket is small, only 30" x 30", but I think it turned out pretty, and it's soft and, my favorite word, cozy. :-)

My Sunburn Ripple

The move is ending today, but that also means that I have to move into a hotel for at least a month. So, before the staff at the Courtyard starts seeing me as one of the locals, I thought I should post ripple progress. And somehow, amidst the mess that the new apartment still is, I have actually made progress.

I'll confess, though, that I'm surprised by how much I love the afghan. It's so soft and cuddly. And it reminds me of how my parents used to have their house painted, before oranges and yellows went out of style. That's actually a lie, the parents kept the orange and yellow paint up long after it went out of style, they just didn't do anything to change it until it was almost retro and cool again. (However, I still have my mom's Kitchenmaid mixer in avocado.)

One thing that fascinates me most is how obvious the yellow seems when I'm working on it, but it seems far less overpowering from a distance.

However, I think my sister might not be as big of a fan. She has a neverending hate of orange, and it is one-fourth orange.

(On the technical side...two strands of yarn at once [because I am madly in love with that sort of texture]...Red Heart Soft Yarn in Wine, Paprika, Tangerine, and Honey...a big, blue, plastic, size N hook.)