Remember I said I was going to make afghans for my family? I ordered enough yarn for 3 full afghans. Then because I had to wait, and waiting isn’t easy for me, I started up on another afghan using the stash of Cotton-Ease in the discontinued bright colors. Cherry Red, Orangeade, Bubblegum, Sugar Plum, Pineapple, Popsicle Blue, Ice Blue, Blueberry and Vanilla. Whew!
I was thinking about doing a log cabin, with cool colors on one side and warm colors on the other, but then I saw a pattern for a baby afghan in the Spring/Summer issue of Knit It! magazine done up in the new colors of Cotton-Ease. It is called the Color Block Baby Blanket. I decided to go with that because I wouldn’t have to do a gauge swatch or other yarn conversions. Easy, huh? But then I realized that instead of the multiple separate squares good take-along project, it was done up in long strips. That meant that the obsessive must-plan-out-where-the-colors-go skill had to rear it’s head. Especially since I had limited number of balls in certain colors.
Basically it is a stockinette block in one color with a differently colored border done in seed stitch. Easy, just some counting now and again. But then you add in having to use 2 skeins for the border because you can’t carry across the yarn that far. I have been using the inner and outer bits of one ball instead and it is working just fine, but very tangly. So far I have 2 blocks done – this will be a project for when I am tired of crochet.
I think it will turn out nice.
Then the yarn for the afghans arrived and I decided to do a crochet non-ripple that looked nice from a book I checked out from a library. It turned out that the yarn was just too stiff. I ripped it out and started up a ripple. Red Heart Super Saver yarn in pale yellow, cornmeal and country blue. About 52 inches wide. I am going to just keep on going until I run out of yarn. So far that means a very big afghan because I haven’t run out of yarn from the 1st of 3 skeins (in each color) yet.
Ripples in worsted weight sure go fast. I saw comments in another post that said that Red Heart softens up after washing. Knowing that makes me very happy. I think the colors are bright and cheery and I hope the family member who gets it is happy with it. Or that they aren’t but they keep it to themselves *grin*.