Sunday, May 06, 2007

I Didn't Mean To Be MIA for So Long



Here it is, in all it's glory. This was probably one of the most difficult pieces I've ever had to photograph. Because it's so big. My Ripple afghan ended up measuring 56" x 72". Larger than I expected, but I am so pleased with it. It's cuddly and soft. I used acrylics. Red Heart Soft, which actually has a nice feel. I know, you're cringing, but it's yarn I had on hand and didn't know what else to do with. It's a fast crochet really, but I just didn't have the time to work on it non-stop so to speak, so it took a while to finish. It's ready, just in time for summer. I used the Easy Ripple Afghan pattern. The only change I made was to start with chain 162. Then I kept on switching colors until what I figured was about halfway. In the middle I repeated 2 colors then continued to repeat the first half in reverse. I ran out of one color, but substituted with an oddball color. No one will really notice, except me, I think....




And on to my Chevron Scarf. I don't have too much more to go to finish. But it's a slow go as well. Life's been a little hectic and I haven't been knitting quite a much as I would like. But here's my scarf progress.




It's about 55" long at this point. Though I have more than enough yarn, I probably won't make it as long as the pattern suggests, 78". I'm only 5'3" tall and that's a lot of scarf for my height.

I so need to knit some socks now. I have a lot of lovely sock yarn and great patterns on paper and in my head. Just need to get it going. My sewing has been a slow go too. What is it with me buying yarn and fabric, spending so much time planning, then not executing? Please tell me I'm not alone in that.

And here's a photo of my kitty, who found my scarf and open book while I was away from my work space, and decided to take a nap.

The scarf is under there, somewhere, all 55" of it.

5 comments:

Nora said...

Ah, so that's where you were, rippling away all by yourself...
The end result is beautiful. I love the mix of bold and pastels. Bravo.

nona said...

Beautiful Ripple -- I love your color combination!

Dr. B. said...

Spectacular! That ripple is really beautiful.

And congrats on being almost done with the "last-minute knitted gift". Last minute for who?! It's looking quite good!

And, you are not alone in the buying-planning-not executing cycle. It plagues us all.

cindybmw2004 said...

Wow, I give you a lot of credit. I would have called that a "5" year project! LOL It's beautiful.

Knitting Bandit said...

So colorful! That's a lot of crocheting. And I love your chevron scarf!