Wavy Crazy

23 Oct


Recently when I was catching up on my blog reading, I saw an amazing crocheted ripple throw on the blog of a fellow mom adopting from Congo. I thought, I could do that…and forgot about it. Last week, she posted another one – go check Lindsay’s blog and see how lovely her throws are, I’ll wait. 🙂

Anyway, after seeing this last throw, I decided it was time to dust off my crochet hooks and make one for myself, I mean for the family to share.

I called google to learn how to do the ripple stitch. I found that I liked the pattern given on the Lionbrand website the best. I then dug through what was unpacked from my yarn stash and found 4 skeins of acrylic I’d used to make some scarves a while back. I liked the colors together, and I hope that when I have to go buy more yarn, I can find another color that goes well with these four.

I started the ripple throw the other night. I’ve been working on it for at least an hour each night after the babies go to bed. I tried to work on it when they were awake, yesterday, and Lucien took the ball of yarn I was working from and ran off with it! It reminded me of when I was first learning to knit and crochet, that one time Varouna (the cat) started eating a ball of yarn and was rapidly swallowing the yarn to keep me from using it. (Don’t worry, she was fine. It was kind of gross, but I learned to never leave any yarn out for her – she also once ate all the fringe off of a queen sized throw my mom knitted. I swear, there’s going to be a sweater in her litterbox one day).

I’m pretty excited about this project. I’ll have to put it aside for a bit next week to work on my sole xmas knitting project. I’m almost half done with a cardigan for my mother-in-law. I have no idea if she’ll like it, but it’s coming out pretty nicely.

What are you working on?


4 Responses to “Wavy Crazy”

  1. Lindsay October 23, 2011 at 19:34 #

    Thanks for the shout out! 🙂 glad you were inspired to try a ripple blanket of your own.

    • Chantal October 24, 2011 at 00:12 #

      Your blankets are much better coordinated. But since it’s my first time, I’m trying not to be too hard on myself.

  2. Elizabeth October 24, 2011 at 13:29 #

    Wow, girl, you’re really cranking out the projects! Go you! I’m working on taking photos, finally getting some vintage craft supplies listed on Etsy, and working on some Tunisian crochet patterns…among regular life. 😉

    • Chantal October 24, 2011 at 13:33 #

      I’m not really finishing projects lately, though. I used to only have one knitting project at a time…now I’ve got two, the ripple blanket, and sewing house slippers…this is seriously cutting into my circle cutting time! 🙂

      I’m excited to check out your vintage etsy stuff and your Tunisian crochet patterns. I found my Tunisian hook, but I’m forcing myself to either finish one of the two knitted cardigans I started or the ripple blanket, before I try Tunisian crochet – that way I’ll have to finish something…

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