Sunday, January 27, 2008

My Grandson's Ripple

Here's a picture of my progress thus far and I'm about halfway through making this ripple for our newborn grandson (our first), born this past Friday, the 25th of January. I know, I know, I should have had it finished in time for the big event, but in all fairness, my daughter did deliver a week early and that's about how long it will take me to finish. I definitely called this too close but had so much knitting and crocheting to complete for the holidays and......... that's my story and I"m stickin' to it, LOL.

I'm using Jaeger Baby Merino in a blue multi color and I doubled the yarn using a size J crochet hook, and the pattern is from 200 Ripple Stitches, called 'Ribby'. I like the way it's working up this way and it'll be nice and toasty without being weighty. It'll measure somewhere around 25"x40" when completed. I hope you all like it and I look forward to your comments.

Cheers, Laura

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Fin.It's been ages since I posted last, and now I've finished my ripple. With five balls of yarn left in my grab-bag, I just couldn't go any further. I joined one ball, ripped, joined another. Until I just had to listen to the blanket. It was done. I did a two-round edging of single crochet in teal, and it feels amazing to be finished!

I started the blanket in February of last year, so it took nearly eleven months to complete (with lots of idle time). I don't know the exact dimensions; it's just wider than than a double bed, and long enough to cover me comfortably from shoulders to feet. It's soft and warm.

I used all odd balls from my stash, and forced myself to use whichever ball my hand touched first when it was time to change colours. I learned a lot about my colour preferences (notice the greys, blues, and wine/purples).

I have a ton of small yarn balls leftover now, along with the odd balls I didn't end up using. I'm sure by next week, or so, I'll be back making granny squares like the wind!

Thanks so much to Dawn and everyone for such a fun, satisfying CAL!



Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My most recent ripple

Here is my most recent ripple blanket that I just started working on. I am using Red Heart super saver yarn. Colors are Cherry Red, Dusty Turquoise, Black and White. I ran out of the Dusty Turquoise. ( I thought I had more then one before I started) I couldn't find it anywhere around here so I had to order it online. ..A few more rows and I will have to quit and wait for the Turquoise yarn to get here...
I am using the pattern #71 from this book. 101 knit and crochet Ripple Stitches by Jean Leinhauser. I LOVE this book! I will probably start another ripple while waiting for the Turquoise yarn. I can't help myself! I LOVE making ripple blankets!!! I know everyone here relate! lol!

Thanks for checking out my ripple,

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Finally Finished!

I managed to finish my ripple afghan in December, but every time I tried to post over here, Blogger would not cooperate. But I thought I would give it one more try, and so far so good.

The 'ghan is 42.5" wide and about 60" long. It's a smidge longer than necessary, but I wanted 3 full color repeats. I used 15 colors of Caron Simply Soft, chosen randomly at first. Then, once I had used all the colors, I repeated the same sequence twice more. I have sat under it almost every night since I finished it, and I love it! And, as it turns out, there is "no end in sight", because now my hubby wants one to. I haven't started that one yet, but I am itching to start!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Blue Mint Ripple

Hi Everyone!

I hope that everyone had a fun and safe holiday. As I'm sure many of you were doing, I was busy making blankets for my family for Christmas, so I haven't had time to post in a while. In November, I had a gal from my poetry class ask me to make her a blanket (my first paid crochet job!). Since I didn't know her that well, I decided to stick with a ripple. Everyone loves ripples, right?

I managed to finish her blanket in one week and one day, which is pretty good considering I was making it for a girl who is 6'1"!! It was the only project I worked on during the whole time and I carried it around with me everywhere. I was very happy with the finished product and so was she, which was the important thing. You can read more about this blanket and others on my blog.
The yarn I used was Caron Simply Soft Brites "Blue Mint" (hence the name of the blanket) and Red Heart Super Saver Black. I used Jan Eaton's 200 ripple stitch patterns book and I think the stitch was called "Mariner" (not quite sure on that one), but I used my own color sequence.

I've lost count as to how many ripples I've made. I just can't stop!

Kounting Sheep

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy 2008! - and an update

Warmest wishes to you all for a happy and healthy 2008!

Here's the ripple I started one year ago today:

Not much progress, I'm afraid, but as I explained in my first post, I had a lot of other crocheting to do last year. Then, of course, there's always Christmas, with its snowflakes* and Turkey Butts.
*Update Jan 9 - Hey, I just noticed that this link only takes you back to April '07 but I've got snowflake posts (some with pattern links) all the way back to December '06. Guess you'll have to trawl my archives for those.

Naturally, my Tinkle loves the afghan (any afghan). Isn't she sweet?!