Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Hot days filled with rippling

I've been doing alot of rippling in this hot weather, haven't felt like doing anything else.
I must say crocheting with acrylic yarn is not the best thing to do in hot weather.
I'm about halfway done & can't decide if I should continue the pattern as it is or if I should mirror it, what do you all think???

Baby Tiger Ripple Completed

A long ride in the car this past weekend enabled me to finish the "Baby Tiger Ripple" and to deliver it to its recipient. The orange and blue stripes were selected because my brother is a basketball coach, and these are his team colors. In addition, they are "the tigers."
  • Pattern: Soft Waves from 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns by Jan Eaton
  • Yarn: Blue Sky Dyed Cotton in Poppy and Indigo
  • Hook: Size I
  • Modifications: I included a border of two rows of single crochet.
  • What I learned: I do not like weaving in ends. The task of "weaving in" is not the problem. What I don't like is the potential for all of that yarn to unravel. I would like to try a round ripple some time, but I think that I may use a hand painted yarn rather than changing colors. Perhaps three skeins of STR heavy weight would do for a baby size round ripple?