Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Granny Chevron FINISHED

I have had this finished for several days now, but just haven't gotten around to taking and posting pictures. I've been busy trying to get things done for the shop, buying new yarns *yea!* and working up some quick things to sell. So back to the granny chevron.... the pattern is from the 200 ripple book #190. It is 5 repeats done in Caron Simply soft. Some are brights and some are just the normal. The first set of colors are random, picked by my hubby. The 2nd and 3rd are more planned. A color could only touch another once. Which made each color look different in each section.
I made sure to end it with the teal color, as that was the one I started with, and would also be the border color. I think it helps bring it all together nicely.

Specs at a glance:
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft
Hook: G / 4.25 mm
Pattern: #190 from 200 stitches 5 repeats of pattern

Ripple Love

This is my first post to the collective blog and I already have one finished afghan under my belt. I named it the Blue Sand Ripple. It's a mish mash of yarns from my stash. There's some Patons Canadians, Red Heart, and some Mainstay. I used SusanB's Easy Ripple Afghan pattern and I just loved it. I loved it so much I decided to use it for another afghan.

For the next blanket I'm using Caron Simply Soft. The colours I'm using are Dark Country Blue, Country Blue, Dark Sage, Sage, and Off-White. I was a little disappointed with the colour Sage as I wanted something more muted, but I think I can live with the end result.

I'm so in love with ripples right now I have more yarn coming for a third blanket. This time I'll be using some Red Heart with Patons Canadiana. And after much lusting after, I finally ordered the book 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns. I really don't foresee the ripple love ending anytime soon. :-)

the Akamai Knitter

Which Rippler...

Who was it a week or so ago, that made a great looking ripple in white, lime green, and a darker green? I would really like the specifics (or close to) so that I can make a similar colored afghan. It was so nice looking!

Couple of questions for fellow ripplers...

#1) how do I put a ripple button on my personal blog?

#2) Am I crazy to consider frogging? I have just over 100 rows completed.

Wedding Ripple

Hi Everyone,
I am brand new to the Ripple along. I am really enjoying seeing all the great ripple blankets that are in process. I heard about the Ripple along from a student in my beginning crochet class at my shop in East Lansing. At the time I was also wondering what to do for a wedding gift for the daughter of friends who had been so very generous with my daughter and son in law when they got married last September. I don't know the bride and groom well, but the parents have been good friends of my husband since highschool. All I know is it has to be special. So! The idea dawned during crochet class. A classic ripple blanket in organic cotton (Inca from Henry's Attic). I had never done a ripple blanket before, but I have crocheted most of my life. I am very pleased with how it is turning out - it is very soft! I also am impressed with how quickly it is going. I made the foundation chain last Thursday, worked all the way to Chicago and back, and have a goal of of full stripe (all three colors) every day. The wedding is June 23. I hope I make it!

Here is a close up detail. The colors are richer than my monitor shows - but all natural - the cotton grows that way!