This yarn, Red Heart Super Saver “Zebra”, has whispered to me ever since the day I brought it home, “Pick me. Pick me! Ignore those other yarns; they’re all so boring. I’ll make an interesting looking ripple! Just pick me and you’ll soon see. Pick me. Pick ME!!”
I’ve tried to decide which yarns to put with it for a charity ripple afghan. Obviously, the simplest would be black and white, both of which I have plenty, although the white in “Zebra” is a slightly yellowed white. I also have this partial skein of grey.
But, how would it look with some Color(s)?
I did a search in Ravelry for projects made with “Zebra” (see note at bottom of post) and I found that most people used it all alone, or, yup, with black. There were a few projects that included red or burgundy, a couple with bright blue, one with pink, and even one with orange and turquoise! Most of those colors seemed worth considering.
My immediate reaction was to toss the bright blue and pale pink, leaving that unknown burgundy and two Red Heart Super Saver colors, “Cherry Red” (a recent donation) and “Light Raspberry” (a recent unravel).
All three look great to me! How do I choose? I don’t have a three-sided coin. Then it occurred to me that, since I have two skeins of “Zebra”, I can make two zebra ripples! Problem solved you say? Well, which two? Burgundy and red, red and pink, or pink and burgundy?
Bah! I don’t have to decide today! I’m going to leave the yarns alone for a while. You know, give them time to talk among themselves.
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