Here's what you get when you work on one project for a week!
Been over to the Ripple-Along? It seems that Ripples & Red Heart are much like Brad Pitt & George Clooney. Together they make sweet little pictures. Last time I saw that much Red Heart, I worked at the Ladies Retirement Village & Mom was still driving me to work. You'll notice in the picture some things that Gus is obessed with at the moment. I also find them appropriate since most Ripple blankets give off a 70s vibe (just one hasn't had that feel). We watched more from Sesame Street Old School. Remember "There's a Bird on my Back" song that was sung by a rhinoceros? Remind me when you visit in June to play the DVDs. We'll crack open some Blue Moons and sing along with Lena Horne & Grover.
Here's the info on the Ripple:
Pattern: Taught by mother's cousin and passed down from my grandmother. I'm sure that some version of it is listed in the 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns, but I never checked.
Yarn: Mixed of Red Heart Soft Yarn in Guacamole & Off White, Bernat Satin in Sable, and Dark Horse Fantasy Yarn in Dark Brown. Probably about 4 balls each color. I ran out of the Sable and didn't want to buy more yarn. I'm getting sick of 1/2 skeins. I added some stashed Robin Egg Blue color. I love how it looks with the other colors & I was instantly mad that I didn't add it throughout the entire blanket. I'm also about 3 green rows short on one end. I made 6 rows on the start of the blanket, there are 3 row of each color in the middle. I thought the 6 would anchor the blanket. But once again, I ran out of yarn & didn't want to spend $3 on yarn that would sit with all the other crap yarn I own.
Size: Appx. 36 x 72
Thoughts: I enjoyed this project since it reminds me of my Grandma. But I'm also glad to be done with it. Towards the end, it became very difficult to work on. Gus seems to like it. I didn't get one "No Mama!" from him while I was taking pictures. He actually wanted me to cover him and Grover. Good sign, sister.
Today, I'm working on some more scones & cleaning dog hair out of my ears (forgot how much labs shed)! I'll post those with a picture from the package that I received on Friday. It's time to get Lizard Ridge scratched off that list. Break out the short-row shaping!
p.s. Ever dream about knitting? I had a dream that we were in Purl and Lolly came in talking about a particular yarn. I'm sure she's a lovely woman, but I don't know how she entered my dreams. She runs a great blog, but I'm not a regular deep reader. Maybe it's time for another hobby. Hmm?