Friday, May 18, 2007

Ripplin' Along

Today I finished the first third of the ripple blanket for Math Guy~~that's 17 stripes (3 rows each stripe). It is approximately 55 inches wide and 25 inches long. I should wind up with a blanket about 75 inches in length. I've enjoyed working on it so far and will likely remain fairly monogamous until it is finished. What a fun project! I couldn't wait to get to the end of the first 17 rows so I could start the colors over again to see how they worked up this time. My son seems to like it~~he even suggested I make his girlfriend one for her graduation, so she could take it to school with her. Hmmm.....let's see how this one goes first. If I do make one for her, it won't be out of wool, but I could handle some Simply Soft or Red Heart Soft (but I don't think any of our local stores carry it.) Something to keep in mind, though.

ETA: I'm using Cascade 220 Superwash for this 'ghan. If you hurry, WEBS still has it on sale until the 25th of May.

Frogged, it's all frogged

Well, this is what it used to look like:
But now it's all gone. All gone.

I found that the queen size width was too much for my large loose stitch compounded by the "textured" effect caused by picking up only the back half of the stitch on every second row. Love the look, but the structure was too weak and stretchy.

So tonight I spent HOURS (I could not believe how long it took!) pulling it all apart. I'll try a smaller ghan with a smaller hook and a tighter stitch. I'm gonna forget the textured stripe too.

Hopefully it'll work out this time.