Including this one, I’ve donated eighty-three ripple blankets to charity since I started blogging in January of last year. All together they’ve contained over a million stitches, precisely 1,002,739 stitches… Yelp!
I’m sitting here watching the cursor blink on my computer’s screen while I try to think of something further to say. Ummmmm, it was a fun little thing to do… this figuring how many stitches were in each ripple depending the number of rows in it and keeping a running total. Reaching this milestone just happens to coincide with writing my first crochet pattern, the Wriggly Ripple, which I’ll post next week, promise. Let’s hope I don’t have to reach two million stitches before I write another!
I had no thought of rewarding myself… how, by buying myself some yarn? HAHahahaha… I think I’ve done enough of that lately!
Guess I’ll just keep crocheting ripples. lol.
This is only the second Wriggly Ripple I’ve crocheted. I enjoyed the process just as much as the first time, looking forward to its great reveal…
12,289 stitches – 1,002,739 stitches donated since Jan. 2011
I can’t tell you how many times I automatically crocheted ten double-crochet stitches in a row when what I needed was a 4 dc, chn 2, 4 dc sequence to create one of the smaller points. I’m confident I’ll do this fewer times on my third Wriggly Ripple and soon I’ll be easily shifting back and forth between my two favorite ripple patterns, but in the meantime, having to unravel stitches is soooo disappointing! sigh.
I can identify three of the five yarns I used in Sunset Stripes, Red Heart Super Savers all: Burgundy, Carrot and Aran. The deep yellow is a fingering weight yarn. I used two strands of it held together, which is a little heavier than the other yarns, so I worked those rows through the front loop only. That’s faster for me than working through the back loop only, yet I think it still gives the fabric more drape.