Saturday, April 28, 2007

Second Round Ripple Rug

Here is my second round ripple rug for Hilly. I was just going to switch the color placement, but noticed that with all of the yarn I have, I didn't have enough pink, so I used white instead. Using the white gave it a heather look. I'm very pleased with how they both turned out. Once we get moved and semi-settled, I will be making more of these for our new place.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Round Ripple Rug

I was trying to organize some of my yarn (that is going to be a HUGE job) and I came across yarn I forgot I had bought. I grabbed some of it and tried to decide what I could make with it. I was looking for a fast project, since I am trying to get packed up to move. I decided that since I like making Round Ripple Afghan's so much, I'd make something with that pattern. I ended up making a 2 Strander Round Ripple RUG. It turned out great. It is thick, soft and just the right size. Hilly came home from school, saw it and claimed it as hers for our new place. I am making a second one for her. I am using almost the same colors (using white instead of pink) but in reverse.

I used Caron Pounder Soft Pink, Yarn Bee Soft Delight Fuchsia, and Yarn Bee Soft Delight Dark Blue. It is 22 rows and 36" point to point. I used a size J hook. This is the smallest hook I have ever done a 2 Strander with (I usually use at least an N hook), but since it is a rug, I wanted it to be thick with very few holes in it.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Annabelle's Round Ripple Is Done!

It is done!! I finished weaving the ends in last night. I packed it up and took it to work to give it to Annabelle's dad. He was shocked when he saw it. I told him it was a beautiful round afghan. He was having a hard time grasping what a round ripple afghan is. He loves it!! He asked me how much he owed me for it and I told him he owed me a few orders for round ripples and he also owes me a few pictures of Annabelle with her afghan.

I made this one with
Caron SS in the colors of Baby Brights Ombre, Orchid and White. It was extremely hard to get a good picture that showed the true colors of this one, so I had to settle with this picture.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Trish's Round Ripple Is Done!

It is done! Except for the few ends I have to weave in, it is done. I sure hope she likes it. I used RHSS and the colors are Sage Mary, Buff and Black. It is about 55" point to point, and 39 rows. The last few rows to a very long time to do. I really like how this one turned out.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Nancy's Rounder Is Done!!

Finally, Nancy's monster round ripple is done. Well, I have a few ends to weave in, but it is done. I finished it last Thursday. The last few rows seemed to take forever to do. It has 49 rows and is over 60" tip to tip.

This is Dusty trying to get it to lay flat without letting it hit the wet porch. Plus we were fighting 40mph wind gusts. He did a pretty good job!! We have named him the bat afghan holder!! LOL

Monday, April 9, 2007

Making Slow Progress On Nancy's Rounder

Nancy's round ripple is taking much longer than Dusty's to finish. I am using different yarn for hers, and it is thinner (but softer), so it takes more rows to make it a big one. His was 37 rows, and I am on row 43 of hers. I am close to being done, though. I have done more than what is in the picture. I have done one more row of black, and another section of the blue mint. I am putting one more row of black and one more section of the rose violet, then will decide if it is big enough. If it is, I will put the edging on it and call it done!! I hope it will be, because it is taking forever to go around this thing. Once I get this done, I need to finish the one I am making in thread for her, then I can get it in the mail for her.

Once hers are done, I have an order for 1 rounder, I have 1 rounder on hold, plus I got an order for a 2 strander. Looks like I will be busy for a while.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

New Round Ripple And Doily For Nancy

I have been trying and trying to decide what color and type of yarn I was going to use for my best friend/sister Nancy's round ripple afghan and was not having very much luck. Then one day I was bound and determined to find just the 'right' yarn for her. After much looking and matching up, I found the perfect colors for her. I worked up a little of it to make sure the colors were right, then sent her pictures of it. She loves the colors, so it is a go. I am having so much fun making this for her.

It was hard to get the colors to show 'true'. I still haven't gotten it right. It is an extremely hard color to get to show 'true'. It is Rose Violet and Blue Mint and a little Black to accent them. The 'true' color of the Rose Violet is somewhere between the two pictures. I will keep trying to get the colors right in the pictures.

I am also making her this doily. It is working up quite nicely, considering this is only the third time I've worked with thread. This is #3 thread, in Teal and Rose. I'm gradually working my way to #10 thread.