Ripple of the Week #8 – Spring Colors

It’s February. I can use a little reminder of what spring looks like! How about you?

10,416 stitches – 831,243 donated since Jan. 2011

I finished this ripple last May. I remember I was so excited to show off my purple clematis with it! I’m still not sure which I think is prettier, the blanket or clematis?

Obviously, it’s a randomly striped blanket. I picked yarns to coordinate with the variegated yarn, which I used in every ninth row. Here’s the traditional flat view:

And a close-up:

Oooooh, those blossoms are so distracting! lol. Don’t forget to look at the blanket!

I think I’ll crochet a ripple to photograph when my pink clematis blooms this May.

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4 Responses to Ripple of the Week #8 – Spring Colors

  1. Kathy says:

    Very pretty Linda!! First thing that came to my mind when I saw the afghan was “Easter Eggs”! Just all the spring colors eggs are dyed and most of the time they have a bit of every color on them. I remember as a child trying to balance the egg in that wire holder over each color to make it a patchwork of the Easter dye colors. Your clematis are beautiful. Very rich violet color. Will have to show us the pink ones this year!…Kathy

    • Thank you Kathy! Funny, I hadn’t connected the afghan’s color scheme with Easter at all, but those are definitely Easter egg colors! (go see!)

      Your hand-dyed eggs sound so pretty; I don’t remember us attempting anything so fancy as kids, although I liked playing with dyeing over the wax resist crayon some kits provided. :-)

      It’s hard to imagine that the clematis could be as beautiful again this year (conditions must have been perfect), but I plan to take pictures nonetheless.

  2. Edith says:

    Gasp!! That blankie is beautiful! Can I send you my address? :-D

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