Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Ripples and Waves
This seriously makes me giddy. For a long, long time I have wanted learn how to crochet a ripple, and at last this afghan that I started back in November, is getting really big, and it's also really comfy. I love it!
I love how the alternating blues are energetic, yet soothing... just like ocean waves. I love that when I am working on it, kitties are drawn to me, and I can hear them purring as they circle and move in for a cuddle.
I have gradually increased the width of the waves as I work down. I won't make them too much wider though, because I notice the effect of the ripple gets a bit lost in the wider bands.
Unfortunately, it's gotten almost too big. Too big to carry along and work on while I wait at dance class, or sit in the parking lot at pick-up from school time. Now it is strictly a sit in bed pastime, or listen to a movie activity, and with the company of those kitties, at least I am not lonesome. Maria too has been known to slip under the waves and purr softly to me, "It's so comfy mommy." Ah, that makes it a very good size. A little bigger, and we'll completely wrap ourselves in comfy.