Thursday, April 26, 2007


Hip Hip Hurray!!!!!! *jumps for joy* Sorry.
About a month and a half ago I put in a request at my local library that they get the 200 Ripple Afghan book, not actually expecting the to get it, or if they did that they wouldn't get it for some time. I got a call from the Library today! They bought one! And I get first borrowing of it!!! I am so excited I actually jumped up and down after I hung up the phone. I really can't afford one of my own, but at least I got the library to get one.
On to ripply goodness.
It has been a while since I posted, so I shall have to post before and current pictures.

This is before.

Everything but the light green and light yellow is Caron Simply Soft, the lt. yellow and lt. green are stash from a blanket I finished a LONG time ago.

This is current.

This is a close up of the ribby ripple. This take up soooo much yarn. The bright yellow is ONE skein of yarn. I am using a J hook for this one.

This is before. I have frogged this one down to the bright yellow.

This is current. I started a new ripple with the yellow I have been frogging, so I frog and crochet as I go. I am using a G hook for this one.

Thanks for putting up with me.
Tina from Book and Hook.

Updated: Why is it preview never shows how it will actually look?

Yay!!! I'm so excited

I was looking on the internet for some Red Heart Baby Yarn in sweet dreams because it wasn't at any of the craft store around where I am. I also was just looking for a linear pattern that I could use to add to the monster of a blanket that I had been working on. And it was just my luck that I came across this blog. I was really impressed by all the beautiful ripples but I was also intimated because I am sort of self taught so I really don't know all the technical stuff about crocheting, like the different stitches and what not. But this blog gave me the motivation to start reading up on crocheting and I have learned to read patterns which was one of the more important things that I needed to figure out. I wasn't going to start my ripple until I finished the giant blanket that I had been working on but the Red Heart yarn that I ordered took forever to come and I was bored over spring break so I went out and bought some Caron Simply Soft BRITES and that was that. Because school is getting really busy and I have midterms next week I haven't had much time to work on my ripple but it's coming along. I am using the soft waves pattern that I found on the blog and I have made a few mistakes but I decided not to frog because I had already done 9 to 12 rows before I realized that I had only done 4dc when I should have done 6 after a peak but it's not that noticeable and more toward the edge (I learned a valuable lesson: I can't crochet while I'm on the phone). My pattern is a simple rainbow with 2 rows of black between every 3 rows of color and besides that one mess-up, it's coming along really well and I already love it. Thanks again for inviting me...I am beyond excited

Off And Running...

After a few bad starts, I am slowly working toward my goal and heading into Ripple Bliss! This is #160 from the 200 Ripple stitches using leftover Knitpicks Shine worsted and an F hook. It is small because I think it will be a baby blanket.

My first ripple...

Well, I have been crocheting for about 5 years now, but I've never done a ripple blanket. Truthfully I never felt a strong pull towards the ripple...until now. I've been lurking on this sight everyday for a month now just salivating over all the beautiful ripples! So of course I had to do one myself. The greatest thing about it is that I didn't have to buy any yarn to do this ripple. (I probably will end up buying yarn, because I'm a yarn junkie, but I don't have to.) I had a bunch of Sinfonia mercerized cotton left over from a striped camisole top, and also a teeny bit of Rowan cotton from another top. Sinfonia cotton is one of my favorite cottons because you get a lot of yarn for a reasonable price. I live in Houston, so cotton yarn is sort of a necessity. There's just not much call for wool around here. But also, I love the way cotton yarn shows off the stitches. I'm using a size F hook and I'm picking the colors at random as I go, which is part of what makes this SO fun. It truly is addicting. This is going to be a baby blanket for one of the many friends of mine that are about to have or adopt a baby at any moment. I haven't picked an actual recipient yet. I just wanted to make the blanket!

The pattern is Soft Waves from 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns.
I started by chaining 132 which makes this blanket about 32 inches wide (so far.)

Still Rippling ... and Ripple 2 planning

Still loving my ripple :) I've made it through all 30 colors!!! and a few more rows as of last night ... this picture was yesterday morning.

And I received my yarn for my next ripple too!!! this one is going to be for our queen size bed :) I love pink! can ya tell??? Oh, the yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash.

~*~ Happy Rippling ~*~