Thursday, May 24, 2007

Rippling Soft Wave Baby Blanket

I started my first great grandson's baby blanket. He's due in July. I'm doing the soft wave ripple, using Lion Brand Yarn-Baby Soft sportweight and G hook. At first I was doing a lot of frogging because I was not paying attention. When I first wanted to do this project I couldn't decide whether or not to knit it or crochet it. Now that I'm doing it, because I frog so much, I'm really glad that I chose to crochet and not knit. I love the soft feel of the yarn. It should come out to about 45" square. Right now I think I'm going to use white to scallop edge it. I'll see how that looks when I'm finished.

Questions... answered

I'm glad so many of you enjoyed my granny ripple. A few people had questions and just incase your like me and forget to check comments... I'll do them here.

Freda: I bought one skein of each color I used. I used 8 different colors, so 8 skeins. But I doubt I even used half of 7 of them. I used more of the teal since that was my border color. For an adult blanket, I'd suggest at least 3 of each color you are wanting to do. Just to be on the safe side!

Laura: Oh I love using the Simply soft. I'm actually in the process of doing wholesale yarns and carrying the simply soft. About the color changes, I just left a tail about 3 inches long after each color change and then did my border over them, covering them up as I went.

The end is near :-)))

It's been a while since I was here the last time - but I have been working hard :-) With my ripple...And now it's almost 'closing-time'. 15% left to go....and I can hardly wait. The blanket is now 140 cm long - it will end up being about 170 cm. So I'm more than satisfied....and I now have most of the yarn for ripple nr. 2 :-).
Last night I did some pattern-work. Sitting there with Jan Eatons book I took the ones I liked the most - and tried and tried. To see how they worked with the new yarn etc. I think I will try the 'soft waves' - but must face that the needle will have to be 2 numbers smaler than now. Rather thin acording to my taste. But: the yarn rules, so this is it. I will put some photos in here when I have all the yarn...
For now you can take a look on my 'almost-done-ripple' :-)))

Have a nice day.