Friday, May 4, 2007

Hello Ripple-Along Friends,
I took some time off from my ripple skirt. Work and home have been kind of busy. I started working on it on the subway again for past couple of days and I think I'm finally done! I am weaving in the ends tonight and have came up with a way to wear it with a little flare. Will post picture soon. Have a great weekend!

Soft Waves Question

I began a small SW ripple last night and it looks like it's working out well but something is puzzling me and I don't want to go any further till I make sure I'm doing this correctly. Naturally, I knew just where to pop in for help. :)

I cast on 63 chains (multiple of 12 plus 3). However, when I come to the end of the row (each row is the same at the end), it says: 'ending last rep with 2 dc into 3rd of ch 3, turn. I've been doing the row from the * to * but I end up doing 'dc into each of next 3 dc, [dc2tog] twice, 1 dc into each of next 3 dc , but at this point at the end I only have room for the last 2 dc into 3rd ch of ch 3.

So, what happens to the [2 dc into next dc twice] because I have no room for that so I go from 1 dc into the next 3 dc right into 'ending with' and have to skip the above bracketed instructions. I hope this is clear and not too muddied up to understand.

The blanket looks good but I can't help thinking that I shouldn't be skipping the last part of the directions in row 3.....can you help?

Thanks, Laura

happy to ripple with you

My book arrived yesterday; the one with the soft waves pattern. And I have crochet hooks, finally. Just need to find yarn so I can begin this ripple along that I've been jazzed about for weeks and weeks. Oh, and I need to learn to crochet, too. That's key, dontcha think? Have loved watching all your projects grow and lengthen and ripple along!


My baby blanket is done, only a few days after my niece arrived. It wasn't my bad timing, she was 3 weeks early, but I did hope to have it ready. As it was, I sat in the waiting-room at the hospital working on it.

I'd love to start another one straight away; I'm sure I'll be back soon with more ripples!

It's all in DK machine-washable wool, done on a 4 mm hook, and I'm afraid I don't know what the pattern is officially called, as I found it in quite an old book, simply titled 'Ripple'.