Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Granny Ripple Baby Blanket Coming Along

I am far from finished and my hooks are never still between this and other projects. But I am gaining on it and just wanted to show the progress so far.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Palette Ripple

There are some great new projects here, how exciting!

A new ripple has been a long time in the conceiving stage. I'd wanted to make one that I liked as much as my old Rowan Ripple, but couldn't find just the right yarn. Along came Knitpicks Palette, originally purchased for a finicky colorwork purse. At around 2 dollars a substantial skein, this fingering weight yarn comes in an insane range of saturated colors and is a fabulous bargain. I'm using a size E Clover crochet hook with ergonomic handle, and the whole experience is delightful--the yarn isn't splitty, but moves along the hook with speed and ease and shows the swoops and peaks of the ripple pattern very nicely. I'm in deep like with Palette, I can tell you. And I'm really happy with the crazy color combo of this blanket. All in all, a satisfying project.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Baby Blanket Ripple Beginning

I have started a new ripple for the new addition to our family that is to take place in October of this year. It is a granny ripple and I am using Simply Soft for the yarn in the Brites of Watermelon, Mango, Lemonade, Blue Mint and Limelight. Of course each color is separated with Coconut. I have only begun so all the colors are not visible yet but I will post another photo when I have a bit more done.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


I stardet a ripple again...just couln't help myself!

It's a acryl yarn from "wibra"shop, only one euro per 100 gram and I made all my other ripples from the same yarn. (it can easy be washed in the washing machine!!)
I just felt for this red collor....

Monday, January 4, 2010

Cinnamon Ripple

Started a new afghan for 2010 on New Year's Day. I'm using Berroco Comfort yarn for its non-itchy quality, and Susan B's pattern with the ridged option, size I hook. It's nice to be rippling again, after a lot of knitting in the past year or so.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year Ripple Finished!

Deliberately timed to finish today (I worked the final round of the border this morning), here, at last, is the ripple afghan I started on 1 January 2007.

After my mother passed away in 2001 my dad sent me all her yarn (in 13 boxes!). I wanted to use some of it to make myself a small afghan to put over the back of my chair and snuggle up under on cold days. The Unger Roly-Sport was the only yarn there was enough of - everything else was just one or two balls. But I'm glad she had plenty of the Roly-Sport because it's so soft and squishy. I wonder what she meant to do with it? I hope she'd be pleased with my choice.

Happy 2010 everybody! May all your rippley dreams come true. :-)