Sunday, September 30, 2007

My very first ripple afghan

I thought I would share a picture of my first ripple afghan I made recently. It took me a couple of months to finish. I worked on this mostly as a form of therapy. My Mom had passed away and I was having a hard time grieving, so I decided to make an afghan in memory of her. She was a gifted seamstress, knitter and crocheter. Doing this project got me back into crocheting and brought me closer to her. I think she would had liked this. It is sized for a lap quilt, but I am making another one the size of our king size bed. I love the multi colors because it makes it look cheerful. No special yarns, just the average Red Heart you find in Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby.

Work in progress

This is my first post to the group, but not my first ripple afghan! I've been making ripples since the mid-1970's! I make a lot of Prayer Shawls and then have a lot of scraps left over. Ripple afghans are a good way to use up these "odd-balls" of yarn. I try to keep at least one afghan going at all times. I am using the Easy Ripple Pattern. It is a joy to work with.

Ripple Coat

Hey y'all! Been a long time since I could even look at this blog, but I found a pattern for a neat ripple coat I thought I'd share:

I got it in a book on Ebay. You can see what book it's from by checking out my blog. Cheers!