I used lots and lots of variegated yarn in this one, 20 rows! - surely that’s the most I’ve ever included in a ripple – in hopes that my 9th would easily be recognized as a Christmas Blanket in spite of its ‘background’ of light green Red Heart Super Saver ‘Spruce’. But I may have underestimated the power of simple red/white/green/white variegated repeat as I think this afghan rather screams CHRISTMAS! ! ! HAha.
Hmmm. ‘Spruce Sprigs’, sounds like an ‘all-natural’ snack food that Euell Gibbons might recommend! lol.
The other solid yarns I used are RHSS ‘Cherry’ and ‘Forest Green’.
I skipped a few rows of my striping pattern. Can you see where?
Here, I’ll help.
Yeah, I know. . . nobody would have ever noticed what I did, or rather, didn’t do – HAha – if I hadn’t pointed it out. I didn’t see it myself until I was many rows past! And now I’m really counting on no one else ever noticing cuz it only took a second for me to decide that I would rather live with ‘Spruce Sprigs’ as is than to rip out all that work.
P.S. There’s always been at least a few days gap between my photo shoots and when the pictures appear on alottastitches, but my Christmas ripple reports started falling away from the norm by Thanksgiving weekend because, although I increased my blanket production speed to its max in hopes of delivering the dozen or so to the North Pole (library drop-box) by Santa’s (DCF’s) Dec. 16th dead-line (today), I decided each ripple deserved to have its own blog post. So. . . you’re going to be seeing Christmas ripple posts til New Year’s Eve!
P.P.S. Last week I wrote an email to LA, our charity’s leader, letting her know that my very last blanket delivery was probably going to be after deadline because I had two Christmas fleeces yet to border. – more about them in a future post
I should have known that everything was about to work out for the best! Here’s LA’s reply:
” At first I panicked thinking of all the work you have put into the blankets and that… my pick ups would already be done….then I realized that at my church there are five families that we are trying to help and the man who is heading this project up mentioned the wish list of some of the children who were asking for such simple things as mittens etc. So….I already called my mom who called the man today to say that we had Christmas blankets to be donated to a few of the children of these families. He was thrilled!!! They will personally be bringing these food baskets and wishes and your blankets are going to be given to some very special and poor children. They will be another wonderful surprise!! “