Monday, April 21, 2008

Brittany's High Plains Round Ripple

This is the Round Ripple I made for Brittany, the Assistant Manager at my apartment complex. She has been so sweet to Hilly and I and has become a good friend. She recently moved and told me she was changing her color scheme, so when I found out what colors she was using, I went stash diving and found the perfect colors for her. I made this one bigger than the last one, so that it is more functional. The last one I made was smaller because she said they needed something to put on the back of the couch for decoration. I wanted them to be able to cover up with this one, and they can!

I love the picture of it folded in half on the railing. I am going to figure out how to make a round ripple into a shawl. It would be too thick and heavy to wear one like it is pictured, so I need to figure out how to make it thinner. Maybe in thread?? I'll have to think on it a while and do some experimenting to see what I can come up with.

As you can tell by all of the pictures in my posts, I love to make round ripples. This is number 22. I have also made 4 round ripple rugs, so all together that is 26. Oh, I have also made a few in thread, but I don't count them since they weren't real big.

Patio Pink Ripple In Cotton

Here is a side to side ripple that I did in cotton yarn. I used Sugar 'N Cream in the colors of Patio Pink and White. I did this one in the back loops to give it a little texture. In the picture it is folded in half over the railing of my balcony. I've been using this one quite a bit since I am still on bed rest, but at least I can get up a little more now. I have had plenty of time to crochet, and I am taking advantage of the time to make things for ME!!

This is the second afghan I've made in cotton. The first one was a Round Ripple and it is now in Florida. I liked the Round Ripple in cotton so much that I started one for me, but it has been put on the back burner so many times I am sure it is feeling very neglected. I will eventually get back to it. I will be keeping that one for myself. When I find good deals on cotton yarn, I take advantage of it. I will be making more afghans in cotton, especially ripples like this one. It is just so hard to decide what colors to use since there are so many pretty colors in cotton now.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Ryan's Zebra Round Ripple

My oldest Son Michael brought my Grandson Ryan over to see me Sunday. It has been quite a while since I have seen him. I have had a Round Ripple done for him and was waiting to see him so I could give it to him in person. I have made quilts for him but not anything crocheted. I was looking for the right pattern and the right yarn. He saw me working on a RR when I first started making them and he said how 'Cool' it was so that is when I knew I had to make him one.

Here he is sitting on his new Zebra Round Ripple. He really likes it and said it was just the right size for him. I didn't want to make it too big for him, and I told him when he outgrew this one I would make him a bigger one, and he could pick out the colors for it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Bed Rest Project -- Part Two

Well, I'm still on bed rest. The numbness and pain in the leg is getting a little worse every day. So I lay here on the couch and crochet. This is my latest 2 strander afghan I've finished. I was gifted some yarn in the colors of Periwinkle and Ocean by a 'Fairy Godmother' from Crochetville. I wanted to make a ghan, but didn't have enough to make what I wanted to make and I couldn't find any more periwinkle. So I looked through my stash and found some Light Raspberry and this is what I came up with. Now every time I use it, I will think of the special person that sent me the yarn, even though I have no idea who the special person is. So if my Fairy Godmother reads this, Thank You so very much.