Friday, March 20, 2009

can anyone help?

I've made a mistake, not just one little easy to unpick mistake, but an on-going really foolish mistake. Instead of using double crochet throughout as the pattern says to, I realised on Wednesday evening that I've only been using double crochet for the increase and decreases and single crochet everywhere else!

The top blue row on the photo below is correct but it is wider now than the others and smoother, Im not sure if I should keep going or unpick, I've written about why I dont wat to unpick on my blog

Will this all sort out when its blocked, does anyone have any advice, 
Thanks, Felicity xx

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Come to the Water

I'm crocheting this up for a local knit & chat charity group at my church. I'm naming it Come to the Water as I am hoping to have it finished by Easter, it is something I wanted to do through Lent. I instantly wanted blues and greens and it looks so much like shades of water together.

I used Susan B's Ripple pattern but I'm going to have to think of a way to put a border around nicely to give more width, mine is currently 38 wide.

I haven't done much crochet lately mainly a lot of knitting, you can visit me here. Or on Ravelry I am TeaMouse.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

New round ripple for Leah

I started this ripple last week for my friend, Leah, who is fighting breast cancer. She is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. My other friend, Steph, and I accompanied Leah to her last chemo session and we brought along our knitting and crocheting projects. I was able to get one hat done for her while we were there (almost 2 but had to rip it out ARGH!) and noticed how cold she got. The cancer center gives everyone a blanket to bring to their chemo treatments but since the hat and scarf set I made for her was in Steelers colors, I decided to make her this afghan to match. While I was crocheting away on that hat, the nurses told Leah to ask if I'd be interested in donating to their "hat tree" and, of course, I agreed. Their hat tree stands in a hall and it's a where people pin hats they've made and the hats are free to anyone who wishes to take one. While it's warming up here in Las Vegas, Leah tells me her head still gets really cold, especially at night, so I'll be sure to bring one or more every week when I'm there with her.

Ripple Cardie

There I was, working away on my Chevron Lace Cardigan when it (finally!) occurred to me that I was, in fact, crocheting a ripple.
Chevron Lace Cardigan, pre-sleeves

If you like the look of this pattern, it's free (see link above) and there's a crochet-a-long going on over at Ravelry. It's been running a while now but a couple of people have just started, so you wouldn't be the only new kid on the block.

I've got one and a bit sleeves to go, a wash, a block and then find a nice pin to fasten it with. Can't wait to wear it! Just please don't ask how my ripple afghan is coming along. ;-)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Found this Cuteness!!

You gotta watch this fun video!!

Addicted to rippling

At least I was with the first afghan I made. I had been reading this blog for awhile before attempting to learn the ripple stitch. I was intimidated after reading some blankets took months to make. I'm more of an immediate gratification kind of gal.

I found the simple directions right here -- double crochet with increases and decreases of 3 for the peaks and valleys.

I've decided my dh is officially the color-picker- outer. He bought these yarns for me for Christmas. Finished blanket works great in both our living room and bedroom.

No fear, once I got started I couldn't stop and finished this blanket in 10 days -- much to the chagrin of everyone else in my family, even though they now all fight over it. Here's my youngest asleep under it and Alice on top.

If you want to see the baby blanket I'm working on now or what keeps me busy when I'm not crocheting, come visit my blog.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I have finally started rippleyness...

Well Hello there...this is my first post to this blog of lovely rippleyness and it is also my chance to show you the beginnings of my first ripple using this pattern...its very exciting I tell you...I am using the most beautiful Sublime yarn to make this wee rug for an up coming baby pressie. So what do you think?

By the way, I can also be found here: 1/4 of an inch

See you soon, Tam xo

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Thanks for inviting me!

Good evening!

1st I want to say that i am so excited in joining this list. 2 of my favorite blankets I made my youngest daughter 18years ago were granny ripples and I still use them today. One was white and two shades of blues and my absolute favorite is the white black and grey. I love how that one turned out and will snap up a pic as soon as I can remember and share with you all.

My name is DeeDee and I came across your wonderful group by browsing yarnydays blogspot. Wow how wonderful and so very busy, when do you find time for your studies? :-)

I am 47 and have three daughter, Nina is 28, Kim is 25 and Bonnie is 17. I am married to Kurt and he is the most precious gift I could have received (other than my girls) and I cant imagine life without him, so I don't. I take care of two small children ages 2 and 3 during the week and once a month I get my sister grandbabies (who called me Granny since she lives in VA and I live near them here in Texas). Their visit was yesterday and I get them again for spring break starting next weekend. LOL A glutton for punishment.

My Aunt taught me how to crochet backwards, I am a lefty and I do so wish knitting could be taught that way. My two oldest knit as did my Grandmommie and my Aunt. Together as a family we all also sew, crochet, love to cook, draw (my oldest is an interior designer) and create just about anything. We will try anything once and if someone says we cant then we do all we can to show them we can. Not sure if that is the English in us or the Indian. LOL

I have a large grouping of pets, 3 grandpups (Copper is Nina's, Roo is Kim's (shes a RN in training) and Pearle is Bonnie's. Then there is Trixie the outside pup that adopted us after her parents dropped her off. Such a cutie! Then we have a cat Meowsers is her name, killing mice for presents and teasing the pups is her game! LOL Last but not least Bonnie and I and two rats. Daisy is mine and Marcineaux is hers. Was rather gross at first them they grew on me and I love the rattie finger kisses they give me.

Well I guess that is about it. I love to crochet and I collect yarn, fabric and patterns. I like to think of myself as old fashioned because this new woman is a little too independent for my tastes. I have been crocheting baby gifts, wearables and barbie items lately.

Have a great evening and thanks so much again for letting me join your group!