Saturday, February 9, 2008

Picking my new ripple project

As you saw by my previous post I've finished a ripple and am ready to start another. I think it will be one of the two patterns shown. What is funny is they are both earthtones in their examples which is what I plan to use this time. Wanted to go totally opposite from my other ripple-it's pretty bright. I already had all the yarn pictured but had no plans for using it. It was all bought at the same time trying to corordinate with the varigated color skein.I have many ripple patterns printed from computer searches and the 200 ripple stitch pattern book, but I couldn't find one that excited me right now.I remembered that chevron was another word for ripple so I searched the web with that word and found some more new patterns includung the two above. As soon as I get something going I post a pic .
This quote was on my "365 Days of Joy" perpetual desk calender today.
The general definition of occupation of course is a job, but having my crocheting or quilting, or any other handwork is an occupation which definately gives me tranquility. I felt it very appropriate.

First ever ripple done!

Here's a pic of my first ripple and I guess it's new owner. I started it late last summer after happening upon the ripple along. Since I had never made a crocheted ripple afghan I just used some of the yarn already in my stash. After a few rows of the different colors I did decide to only use brighter bolder colors. As long as it was practical, looked half decent and kept a person warm, I didn't want to spent a lot of time coordinating colors. I've been a quiltmaker for years and would spend so much time choosing fabrics. Then I made my first scrap quilt and that opened a whole new world for me. So many different fabrics that you don't expect to end up looking good together and that goes for yarn also. I guess the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For my next ripple I have coordinated and chosen totally diffferent colors.
As I mentioned above my cat, Cotton, will probably own this ripple. Ever since there was enough length done, I've had to position it so he could lay on it while I crocheted on it. The longer it got the easier it was for us to share.
I do have a quick question about these blog posts. For some reason my spell check here at blogger is not working. I click on it but nothing happens. I'm not real blog saavy but I know that things can be accidentally changed with the tap of one key. I'm wondering if I've locked up something without even knowing I did. Any pointers that I can check?