Thursday, May 26, 2005

Kate's Ripple

Well, finals week is over and I'm back from vacation; hopefully I will now have plenty of time to update. Also, I got my computer hooked up to the apartment building's wireless network today, so it will be much more convenient for me to update everything now.

Let's see... after graduation, my roommate and I took off for Colorado to visit her sister. My plan for the extremely long car rides was to work on a ripple lapghan for my cousin, Kate, who graduated from high school last weekend. Of course, I realized an hour into the trip that I hadn't brought an essential ball of dye lot yarn with me, so I couldn't finish the afghan. Instead, I decided to start another, as we were stopping by her party on the way back from CO.

I ended up making a lapghan out of Caron Simply Soft Brites, using two strands of yarn throughout on a P hook. She has an affinity for early punk, so I picked unusual and bright colors that looked, well, let's say unusual while I was purchasing them but worked up nicely; here's a pic:

Kate's Ripple

It worked up super quickly thanks to the big hook and multiple yarn strands; I like the texture and thickness so much that I think I'll work up something similar for the back of my futon. Because really, a home isn't complete until every possible thing is covered with crochet.


Blogger Heather said...

Love the ripple and the colors are great! Good job!

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

Beautiful job, as always! I love how you offset the bright yarns with the more subdued bone color. Looks great, and I want to learn that pattern!

10:15 PM  
Blogger goldi said...

Ooh! That is one GORGEOUS ripple ghan! I was never too impressed with the SS Brites - until now. Wow! Great job!

11:04 PM  
Anonymous erin said...

meg-that ia super cool!!

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so beautiful....I love the choice of colors.Now I got an itch to start one after seeing that one

11:40 PM  

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