Sunday, December 28, 2008

Look EmmaApple! I did it!

These are for you, EmmaApple. I appreciate that you explained to me in your comments section, how to make these rippled wrist/hand warmers. I made these 14 rows long because my hubby wants extra coverage for his wrists while birdwatching with binoculars.

The best part is that they worked up quickly and easily! I hope to make more soon.

Edited 12/28/08: Another pair for a friend of mine. I am loving these! What things do our fellow ripplers make (other than afghans, blankets, etc.)?

Monday, December 15, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

It's finished! Hooray!!!

This is the completed ripple for my niece's Christmas gift. It's made with Caron Eco Soft (WalMart replaced Simply Soft with this and it feels about the same, plus it is made from recycled soda bottles). The colors are soft mint (which isn't minty at all), twig, and chocolate. Other than the twig part, the colors sound tasty, don't they? It finished out to about 38 inches by 48 inches.
I only seem to be able to complete one ripple afghan a year and here is this year's. I made this for my dh, who wanted a lapghan. It came out approximately 41"x48". I used 7 different colors of Caron Simply Soft. I chose colors at random for the first color repeat, and then used that pattern 4 more times to complete the afghan. He used it this morning and pronounced it perfect, so I am a happy camper!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Scarf WIP

One more ripple for today, this one is a work in process. A neon pink and gray ripple scarf for me.

It's not quite finished because I ran out of wool on the last 2 rows but it will be soon I hope. I need it badly, its getting very very very cold in old NYC.

Let me know what you think! Blogged here Gauze Celebre.

Ripple Gloves

Hi, just thought I would show all you lovely ripplers the fingerless ripple gloves I made up for my friend Zoe for Christmas.

Made from 3 colours of Cascade 220, worsted and a 4.25mm hook, I basically just did a 32 (+2) chain swatch of Susan B.'s Ripple pattern (link on the sidebar), and sewed up the sides leaving a hole for the thumb. They were really quick too, I finished both in one night.

They turned out ok I think. I am going to make a matching ripple scarf to go with them.

Let me know what you think!

And check out my blog if you like Gauze Celebre.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Ripple Completed

The blog is working really great now! Thanks Susan for fixing it!

Well, I ran out of the scraps I had that were long enough to work across this afghan so I called it finished last night. Then I was up early this morning, could not sleep, and worked on the border until I got tired. I added two rounds of dc in Caron One Pounder in the color Taupe. It was a nice neutral color to go with all the others that were in the ghan. I used the "J" hook for this project and Susan B's Easy Ripple pattern.
I have another ripple type project planned but it won't be started until after the holiday.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hurricane Ripple

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Haven't posted to this blog in a LONG time. I call this blanket the Hurrican Blanket because I did almost all of it while evacuated to my parents house during Hurricane Ike.

At first I didn't really like this blanket all that much. I had a "vision" for it and it didn't really work out the way I had planned. I originally planned to put this on my couch, but one cold night I took it into my bedroom and discovered that I love the way it looks in there.

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I didn't plan for it to go with the duvet and shams, it was just a happy coincedence. In fact while I was making the ripple I had totally forgotten that I even had that duvet set. We had recently moved and it was still in a box.

So it's finally starting to really grow on me.
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

My first round ripple

This is a baby quilt for a co-worker. His wife just had a gorgeous baby girl!
This is my first attempt at a round ripple. It was a little too ripply, it seems, as it didn't want to lay completely flat. Is that normal, or did I goof? Either way it worked out because it just looks like a big ruffle around the baby. The center is a baby pink, with a round of a multicolored baby print and then edged in white.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

My niece's ripple in progress

This is the color combination that you all helped me with. I think it is turning out rather well. The blue is a true aqua color with a medium brown called "twig" and the dark brown is "espresso." I like having the medium brown to add a little depth.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thanks Ripply Friends!

Thanks oodles and bunches for helping me with my dilemma in choosing colors for my niece's Christmas throw! I have really gone back and forth on this one.

However, she (unknowingly) clinched it when she confided in a family member that she never got to select something color wise without a well meaning adult pressuring her to change it to suit their tastes. Well, that did it for me. This kiddo that I love so much will get exactly her color preferences.

Of course, they are not necessarily choices that I would have made, but I can always make another throw for her when her tastes change :-)

That gives me another ripple to plan....


This is Spiderman.....and he needs a Spiderman-ghan!

I saw this pattern a year ago and bought the yarn to make it, but never got around to working it up. Yesterday I was browsing in Ravelry and saw all the completed Spiderman afghans and got obsessed with starting it! I started it last night and hope to have it done before Christmas!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A question for my ripply friends...

Hi all,
I am just about to start a ripple lap quilt for my niece. She is 12 going on 20 (okay, they all are at that age!) and loves really trendy color combinations. Right now, she adores chocolate brown with a pale blue. She can't stand any traditional girly colors.

My question is this: I have a dark, espresso brown, a heathered chocolate brown and the blue she likes. Will this work up as something that she will like for years, or should I add some other sophisticated colors (no pink or lavender) so that she can enjoy it as she grows up, but also include her faves. I have enough partial balls around here to jazz it up with the primary colors being her faves.

What would you do?
Thanks in advance,

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hello from an Australian ripple addict :)

HI everyone...

Thanks for letting me join the ripple along :) At the moment I am in the process of finishing off a round ripple - I don't have a photo of it at the almost finished stage but this is the last progress pic that I took :)

I found the round ripple to be extremely relaxing and easy to do.

Hugs Chars x

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Soft Waves Ripple

I am working on a Soft Waves Ripple baby ghan for my neighbor across the street. She just had baby #9 3 weeks ago. He's just a precious little thing. Okay, not so little at 9lbs. LOL

I'm half finished with it and will hopefully finish it up by the end of this weekend.


Dutch Rippel-along...

I stardet last month with an rippled afghan too... The first ever! I live in the Netherlands, and rippled afghans are not common overhere, so I never had seen one. But at the internet, I suddenly found some and fell in love with them...
So I stardet with a white and green one. I must admit, the beginline is too small, but it is growing and looks nice...

And, when my sister gave me a bag full of yarn...I had to make a seccond one.

After one week ...

And now, after two weeks. It is going to be a blanket for our youngest, who likes to take naps on the sofa. I must admit that this is realy addicting...

Have a nice ripple-day! Mama Lieveheersbeestje.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Works in Progress Easy Ripple

I am a new member of this blog site and wanted to share the ripple afghan I am making. I have visited and left notes many times but never took the time to join the members list.

I am using scraps, a "J" hook and the easy pattern found at Easy Ripple Afghan to make this scrap afghan.

I really love rippling and have two books with stitch patterns but as a person who loves to crochet there are always a zillion and one projects I want to do. Therefore it seems that ripple always get thrown to the back burner.

It has been a really long time since I have worked a ripple and I like the way this one is coming out. It is not finished yet as it is a scrap afghan so I had to wait to get more scraps. I do have a small bunch of balls building back up so I will get back to it soon. Then of course there are all those Christmas gifts to make. Anyone else have the same problem at this time of year?


Monday, October 20, 2008

My Very First Ripple

I am dying to make a ripple blanket for my daughter, so I bought the Jan Eaton book, and decided to make a little sample blanket out of soft waves, just for practice. (It is now a babydoll blanket). I used Cascade 220. It was leftover from a granny square afghan that I made for my oldest daughter.

I am really glad I did the sample. I learned that I will need to cast on with a larger hook next time, and I also learned that my gauge gets looser with each row. Maybe I was crocheting tightly in the beginning because I was learning how to ripple. (I'm also a fairly new crocheter).

Anyhow, here are pics of my very first ripple project. I am a huge fan of the ripple!

I would love to hear how everyone sews in their ends when they ripple, and I would also love to know if y'all have any tips on changing colors.

I'm so proud to be a part of the "No-End-In-Sight Ripple-Along"!

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I just started "soft waves" from the Eaton book, and at the start of row two, it says "ch3, 1dc into same st"... what same st? the one at the end of the first row? the last of the ch3? help!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hello, everyone!

Hello! I am new around here, but I have been lurking for quite some time. Now that I have been officially made part of the group, I thought I would share my two ripple afghans. The first one is in off-white, medium green, and dark forest green for my 10 year old son to use on his bed. This is a closeup of the edge. It shows the colors a little bit better. This one was made with Susan B's easy pattern with two strands of worsted yarn held together throughout and a size N hook. The yarns were various cheap-o stuff that I could find at Wal-Mart, nothing fancy, but the blanket turned out warm and soft anyway. My kiddo loves it and won't sleep without it, even in summertime.
This is a scrap one that I made as a chair throw. We always seem to need blankets and such to lay under. I used scraps of various and sundry left overs with black ripples between. The black yarn is the only yarn I bought for this purpose. It is Red Heart Super Saver in the gigantic skein. I finished it off with black tassels at the points on both ends. I only wish it had been a bit wider. Live and learn!
Thanks so much for taking a look at my ripples! I have truly enjoyed seeing pictures of all of yours!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

One Skein Ripple Scarf

2nd attempt at ripple. A one skein ripple scarf for a friend's birthday.

More details on my blog, Gauze Celebre.

Also doubles as a pretty good "sea" for penguins to swim in.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Susan B Question!

HELLLLP!! I am starting my second ripple and chose the Susan B's Easy Ripple again. Last time I made it in the narrow size, this time I chose to chain 178 to make the larger one. However, when I reached the end of the chain I ended with a dip instead of a peak as my last "dooey". So, when the instructions say for the second row to skip one, chain seven, three dc in next chain, I don't have that as an option because I'm beginning on a down-stroke. Anyone know how to adjust this so that I don't have to unravel my first row and part of the chain or something? Thanks for any tips!!

Signed, a crochet dummy

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

First foray...

I just learnt to crochet a few weeks ago, and am starting a ripple scarf. Had to frog the first few tries but then seemed to get better.

Let me know what you think of the colours.

Early attempts at granny quares and amigurumi included too...

PS: not sure why the pic is upside down, but you get the drift

Friday, June 27, 2008

Whoops, I did it again!

Another ripple in the works. All wool this time (unlike the last one which was all cotton), and in bright rainbow colours. I tried for a random colour placememt, but last night just had to frog it. I have learnt enough about myself to know that random is not my friend. A gentle graduated change between colours is, however, the way to my heart.

Let's hope this one is a little quicker than the last!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thanks Dawn! and....

Susan/ZenKnit here.... Just want to thank Dawn for keeping us all together. Applause!!!

Hopefully my stepping in will be a seamless thing. Just like you all here, I LOVE ripples. So much so that I have another one to show you.

Today I finished another blanket for Project Little Lambs. This one is just like the blues and greens one I previously shared, that being, the pattern warm waves from the 200 Ripple Stitches book. Again, a chain of 120 to start.

At first I just started crocheting in colors that I thought looked nice together, but then decided to do a series of repeating patterns. I think it looks nice, so much so that it will be hard to part with this one. It has a lot of loving energy in it.

~ Peace

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Call for New Ripple Mistress!

Anybody interested? I am simply overwhelmed with other projects and the ripple blog deserves better than I have to currently give. Pop me an email if you're up for the challenge of reviving the rippliness.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Ripple in Greens and Blues

Used the pattern warm waves from 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns. More details on my blog, ZenKnit

~ Peace

New ripple!

I really really don't need another ripple blanket, but I couldn't help myself. This one is crazy bright, and all wool - unlike the all cotton blues and greens of the last one. I really hope that this cures me for a while - I'm getting RSI!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Mystery Project

Hi all, its been awhile since I've had anything to post. I have started this "mystery project" for one of my friends who is having a baby. When I get further along on my project, I won't be able to report any more on it till the end, which I am hoping will go fairly fast, so that my friend won't know EXACTLY what I am making. Although I know these photos might give her a partial idea:

What I CAN report is that the yarn being used (so far) is Bernat Softee Baby in "Pale Blue" and "Funny Prints". If I like the finished project, I will also be making a couple more for some of my co-workers who are soon-to-be first time Grandma's, and maybe even a couple more for my new "Grand-twins" (pictured below)! So far, it has been a fun crochet project.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

And the magic number is...


Here's my progress on the Noah's Ark ripple. I know. It doesn't look too exciting yet. But it will.

Why is the magic number 3? Everything on this ripple is done in threes. From the number of stitches between peaks to the number of half doubles used to create the decrease, it's all threes. Plus, I have three of these to make. I bet I'm sick of the pattern by then.

Would it be crazy to take a break from the ripple and start the add ons?

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Noah's Ark

Here's my new ripple. I'm still working on the one for my daughter. But several people in my life are having babies, so I need to come up with some baby blankets quickly. This pattern was too cute to pass up.

I've substituted the cotton recommended for Caron Simply Soft. I couldn't get the cotton at my local Wal-Mart and I didn't want to go to the nearest LYS or Hobby Lobby. That's an hour away. But I think the substitution will work just fine.

Too cute, don't you think?

I'll post pictures when I'm a little further along.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

first ripple project for me this year

For me, 2007 was the year of the ripple. 2008 may be the year of the hexagon blanket for me (so far 2 under my belt), but I needed to touch back into the ripple vibe.

I have a goal of making as many afghans as I can for Project Little Lambs. It will give me an excuse to continue my afghan/blanket crazed ways and an outlet for some of my stash. Beyond that it is a nice way to try out techniques that I may not like for a big project but are cool for a baby/child-sized one.

Here is what I have so far for my 2nd donation. This is a knitted ripple using the pattern Easy Ripple Baby Blanket.

I am using some discontinued Encore Colorspun DK from my stash. CO 142 stitches (34 stitch repeat + 6). Only 3 pattern lines, pretty mindless once I got past the fact that I couldn't keep count of where I was based on where the cast-on tail was. What is really nice is this pattern is totally reversible.

~ Peace

Monday, April 21, 2008

Baby Blanket

I am making this blanket for my cousin's newborn (her first). I am using a Waves pattern, I believe. I will post a link to the pattern when I find it. I am using Caron Simply Soft in off white and soft green. It's off a stitch... not sure how that happened, but by the time I noticed it I was so far along that I decided to keep going that way. I wanted it to be a light blanket, so the stitches are loose.

What do you think is a nice size for a baby blanket? This one is approx. 36" wide... that's with horizontal stripes. I could also turn it so the stripes are vertical, but I'm not sure how that would look. The bottom and top (with hor. stripes) are flat and edges are scalloped. I don't know how it would look with a scalloped top/bottom and straight sides. Hm. What do you think?

I found the pattern! Woot! Wavy Blanket Pattern

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Bravo everyone!

I just want to first say that everyone's ghans are gorgeous!!

I also want to post pics of my GIANT is 7' 10"

I work on it as I get time to and I was able to get to work on it again last weekend.

Sorry for the weird was just too big to get into a photo the right way. ROFL

Thursday, March 13, 2008