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.

11 comments:

  1. i love you.
    i love your blanket.
    i love your family.
    the end.

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  2. Amy, my dear. You make the distance from my door to yours disappear. I love you, and your family. Maybe some day we will be at the beach together... in the warm sun, slipping in and out of ripples and waves!

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  3. I love the cuddliness, the coziness, and the purring. I need to learn to crochet.

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  4. Oh Judy... I know you could figure it out. The youtube tutorials are surprisingly helpful. I wish we could sit together, watching the kitties shelter from the snow, and I would teach you how to crochet.

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  5. That's a lot of crocheting! It does look comfy indeed.

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  6. Big yarn. Big hook! It moves along pretty fast. If I win the lottery, I would love to make one with a wool blend. Hopefully my sale-bin acrylic will stay soft and comfy. Probably the key is to keep it from long cycles in a hot dryer...

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  7. Magnificent! It feels so wonderful, always, to come into the homestretch of a big project and feel excited about reaching the ending point. I'm inspired as well to make this my own year of the ripple, rescuing my first unsuccessful attempt from the craft closet and beginning again with that tutorial help.... Well done! Kitties and children really know their stuff, don't they?!

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  8. wrapping myself in that beauty was the first thought that came into my head before I even read the entire post. Very luxurious!

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  9. It is rippling along soooo BEAUTIFULLY, Natalie! Your references to the ocean waves and calming blue--so true! My own ripple throw has been in UFO status for a bit now... I must unearth and get rippling again. You've inspired me--thank you! :o) Happy Weekend to you all ((HUGS))

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  10. Wow! So ambitious - it is huge!

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  11. So beautiful and soft looking and I love the colors. Ripple is the only kind of crocheted afghan I know how to make. Well, besides plain old double crochet. I never could learn to do granny squares, but they aren't my favorite anyway. Unfortunately, my hands won't let me crochet anymore. Too much arthritis and carpal tunnel.

    I love that the kitties purr at you when you're crocheting. :)

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