Ooooh, I’m so excited!!! Cidalia, one of my dear readers, and I have been chatting about her Wriggly Ripple. Yah, that’s right, someone’s using my pattern to crochet an afghan!! This is So Cool. I’m thinkin’ the smile on my face right now is of the BIG Stupid variety, but only Emily’s here to see, so that’s okay.
She mentioned, “My ripples don’t seem to be as wriggley as yours…lol..but I attribute that to maybe a different crochet hook size and my crochet style. All in all I think it is coming along nicely and my daughter likes the way it looks so that’s all that matters.”
I agree completely; that is all that matters! But I’d also say that it’s coming along Beautifully! and that I don’t see a significant difference in its wriggle. Maybe it’ll appear wrigglier to her once it’s finished and she can look at it from a distance. I know that sometimes changes the way I see my blankets.
This Wriggly Ripple is doubly special, because it’s the only existing Wriggly Ripple that I’m aware of, other than the two that have fallen from my hook, and because Cidalia’s little four-year-old daughter picked out the colors! And what a wonderful job she did.
I especially appreciate this great color combination, because I’ve worked with the variegated yarn in it, RHSS Pink Camo, myself. Thinking this yarn could easily lead to a drab or dreary looking blanket if I used too much of the olive and/or brown that’s in it, I made pink the dominate color of 2011’s Ripple #31. But I played it very safe, matching both my pink and green yarn choices as closely as I could to those in the camo, which is pretty funny considering how I’m forever saying you don’t need to be too matchy-matchy with yarn colors when planning a blanket. lol!
Playing with colors is so much Fun! Hot Pink and Lime Green with Pink Camo is Bright and Bold and Cheery, Yes!, but drab or dreary? Never!
Cidalia also told me, “…the light pink was a skein of yarn that I found at Savers…it’s original retail sticker is marked 74 cents and was sold at Bradlees so that gives you an indication of how old it is..lol.
P.S. My background (tablecloth) was a Savers find…it cost $2.39 after my mom’s senior discount and I love its vintage look!”
I love hearing and telling Savers’ tales. Can anyone else appreciate a thrifty find as much as another thrifter? BTW – love the polka dots in the background of the tablecloth.
Thank you so much for sharing your photos and story with us, Cidalia! I got such a kick out of seeing the progress you’re making on your daughter’s Wriggly Ripple. I’ll be oh-so-patient as I wait for your ripple’s Ta-Dah!! photos, so you can enjoy crocheting it at your leisure.
Oh, my, she could be crocheting on it, crocheting on it right now, even as we speak! squeal.
Note: If you would like your Wriggly Ripple to appear in Alottastitches, let me know in a comment.