I included both a plain white yarn and a white yarn with a fine silver thread, called Caron Christmas Glitter, in this ripple. I captured the frosty touch of silver here:
Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to get the pretty sparkle to show across a full blanket photo, but don’t let that distract you from the beauty of this blanket. (said as she gazes fondly)
LOVE IT! Could be one of my all-time favorites.
It reminds me of a crisp, clear, cold winter’s day, so Cold that snow squeaks as you quickly run/walk wherever you must go with your nose tucked deep within the warmth of a scarf, or cowl.
Thankfully, we haven’t had that kind of winter weather so far.
I have always hoped that some of the ideas I share in alottastitches would ripple out through you, my dear readers.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa
You may try a new technique you discovered here and then, some day, teach it to a friend, you may decide to give one of your projects to a charity for the first time or you may make a long-term commitment to a particular charity. I love hearing about how alottastitches has influenced you and, with permission, “Readers’ Ripples” is where I can share your stories with others.
Lora, known as WhiteMoonShadow in Ravelry, recently left me a comment and pm over there: “Your afghans are always so beautiful! You have inspired me! I can’t wait to see your next one!… Thank You and keep making your gorgeous afghans! I find myself checking your blog often!”
Wow! Thank You, Lora!! – that’s the kind of note every craftswoman loves to receive!! But the words that matter most to me are, “You have inspired me!” It’s wonderful to know that what I do here goes beyond patting myself on the back and saying, ” Look! Look everybody! See what I made!” Now, of course, that’s fun too, lol!, but… eh, you know what I’m getting at.
Lora went on to said, “I had been crocheting & knitting for on-line charities for a few years, mostly preemie items for NICUs but, had been looking for a local charity and something I could make larger projects for when I came across your blog. I did a quick search and found our local chapter for Project Linus. When I saw your afghans, and how quickly they seemed to work up, it just solidified the connection for me! Thank you for your inspiration!”
Her goal is to make one blanket each month for her local Project Linus chapter and she has already finished FOUR!! Well done, Lora. You can see her blankets on her blog, Life as a Krazi Stay-at-Home-Mom and on her Rav project page. I’m especially fond of her latest, Afghan #4. It’s such a HaPpY ripple!