Monday, April 2, 2007

i've been distracted

after several episodes of the sopranos season 4, i managed to complete about 40% of my blanket...

i've seemed to hit a roadblock, though. and this roadblock's name is the monkey sock from the 2006 winter knitty. damn you, monkey sock!!! i've finished the first one, so i'm going to put the second one on hold until i get a few more segment repeats done. my hunny is off to training for two weeks so i have a feeling this project will be keeping me warm during the time he's away...

progress and treasure

Okay, first 5 rows of queen size blanket. Yes it was 300 chains, plus 3 for 1st dc, I had made an error on first row, which I should have *known*, but was in denial until mid-3rd row. :-) so I had to frog and redo. :-( Green will be next row. I divided my colors up into creams/grays, pinks/oranges, and greens/browns, and will semi-randomly pick from those groups.

The treasure I found is in the Spring issue of knitsimple scroll down, picture on far right
and is a knit scarf ripple pattern. Very simple pattern. Lovely. I have just the yarn for it!
Happy Monday Ripple-Along Friends.

I took my ripples onto the New York subway with me this morning. The R train is my favorite place to crochet and knit. I made 4 rows of progress in 1 hour. I crochet slow. I still hope to have my ripple skirt finished before it gets too warm.

Day 6

Just a snapshot of my progress on the afghan thus far. It seems wider than last time I laid it across my bed...not sure how that happened, but I don't want to rip it out. It hits the floor on both sides of the Queen size now.

I haven't figured out what to do yet if I finish the last of a skein mid-row though - I might just start another new color (the next stripe maybe?) - has anyone else tried this? Does it look too messy? I just really want to use up the massive stash I already have. Maybe I should've gone with a throw size.

Here's what I've got so far. It's been cat-tested. I think it passed.

Second update... finally!

Gosh, it's been a while! I can only get onto Blogger at uni, for some reason. My home computer is all "no, you may not update the ripple-along."
So here's my latest photo. I've done 6 more rows since, and I'll post a photo as soon as I can. It's looking awesome.