Ripples

31 Mar

Last night, filled with ripple fever, I went to Michael’s crafts and actually bought yarn.  I haven’t bought yarn there in forever, but I want my ripple to be machine washable!  Here’s what I came up with for a color scheme (and I know the idea is to use up yarn, but honestly I don’t have many leftovers.)

And here’s an idea of how I want them laid out:

I think I might place an additional light blue stripe between the black and navy.  I’m considering another color instead, but I’m not sure what to chose there… any suggestions?  I chose these colors because they’re fairly neutral, they match the living room rug, and they are as far removed from the orange/rust/avocado ripple monstrosities of my childhood as possible.

I went looking for a good free ripple pattern online, but I couldn’t find one that I liked, so I made up my own.

It looks similar to the”soft waves” pattern everyone is using, and it doesn’t require me buying another book.  I’m also crocheting into the back loop in order to give more texture to the pattern.   And yes, the only other simply soft I had was hot pink… you see why I don’t want to use leftover stash yarns here?

This morning also marked the beginning of yarn sale season for me.  I know that I’ve waxed poetic about tag sales before, but I really do love them!  This morning I bought a cute (very fake) Kate Spade bag for 50 cents, and also this guy:

The wrinkling is actually the plastic it’s covered in… the print is perfect.  Isn’t it adorable?  I love his sad little face.  Also 50 cents!  and I continued my quest to own only green coffee cups.

These were a quarter.  You know, when we have to move it’s going to be because the place is overrun with yarn and random thrift finds.  That’s ok, right?

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3 Responses to “Ripples”

  1. Batty March 31, 2007 at 8:07 pm #

    I love Simply Soft. It knits up beautifully, is easy to care for, and has the most wonderful sheen when you knit it up. I made a Midwest Moonlight scarf (from Scarf Style) out of Autumn Red Simply Soft, and it looked very fancy. It’s my favorite cheap yarn.

  2. Kathy March 31, 2007 at 8:09 pm #

    I’m anxious to see your beautiful color choices for your Ripple. I can feel the fever coming on myself!

  3. maryheather April 2, 2007 at 8:58 am #

    I am going to be making a ripple blanket myself sometime. I have so much acrylic yarns from when I first started to knit and crochet that I will definitely be able to do a ‘stash-busting’ project. Your colors look very nice and I can’t wait to see your progress.

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