Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Another Day in the Sun

Hello Everyone,
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day yesterday and received whatever you wanted from your special valentine. J and I are not big on gift giving for Valentine's Day because we don't like to have "stuff" laying around that we don't need. We prefer to go on trips and enjoy time together. I did make some brownies the night before and we ate them up fast. Mondays J has off from work, but I always have to work, so after work we had a nice dinner, enjoyed some of the nice weather, and then went for a run together - a lovely little V-day.

My ripple blanket is turning out quite nice. I started this project exactly one month ago and I have been smitten with crochet every since. I now have about three projects going at once but that is normal behavior for me. Although the weather is superb here right now, I am jealous of the people up north in the cold who are making lots of progress on their knit and crochet projects because the mounds of snow have them stuck inside. The photos on the blogs and flickr are amazing!

The yarn on this blanket feels so soft (Vanna's Choice), much softer than it feels when I use it for other things. I used a G (4.25MM) hook which is the same as I have used for other things, but there is something about the way this blanket feels. The pile of yarn I purchased over the last few weeks is starting to get thinner. I went through one whole ball of white from the granny circles (white is the final round and connecting color). The red is almost gone, after using it twice in the ripple blanket photographed above. I am not sure if there would be enough for another two rows of it (each ripple color is two rows).

Tonight I hope to make some more Japanese flowers to add to my WIP. More photos to come...
Have a fabulous day!!
XOXO Susan


  1. Your ripple is beautiful. I am trying to make one, but can't seem to keep the mountains and valleys in the same place. Can you post your pattern?
    I too live in Fl. The middle SW. I also love Vanna's Yarn. Alene

  2. Hello Alene, thanks for your comment. I used the pattern posted here: http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/neat-ripple-pattern.html
    I really like the look of the ripple too, I just may have to make some more!

  3. Thanks, I'll give it a try. Alene