I’m having fun planning and crocheting candy cane ripples. I googled “candy cane flavors” and found inspiration for a couple dozen!
This one’s fairly simple. I used three reds, (Red Heart Super Saver Cherry, RHSS Hot Red and red scrap balls) plain white and white with silver (Caron Christmas Glitter) in a repeating eight row pattern: 2 rows cherry, 1 white, 2 hot, 1 white, 1 scrap, 1 white. Ta-Da!
Unfortunately, the silver doesn’t show, even in a close-up. I had to choose between true reds and invisible silver, or flaming reds that would burn your retinas and the dazzle of a little silver. sigh
I’m showing you my Cinnamon Candy Cane first, even though it wasn’t really the first candy cane ripple I made, because you already got a peek at it in the “crochet salon” on Wednesday. Since it was easier to crochet than to read by candlelight, I crocheted A LOT during the week-long power outage.
By the way ~ The power went off again yesterday! I had been on-line and my immediate response was to close my laptop and head to the attic to pick yarn for, you guessed it, another candy cane, a watermelon-“flavored” one! (Yes, there is such a thing; Jolly Rancher makes them.) I’d written out a striping plan and finished two rows by the time the power came back.
The question is whether I can keep up this level of candy cane production even if the electricity stays on!