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"!