Whenever I visit a thrift store I always look for afghans because I never know when I’ll find a really nice one with a really nice price. If I find one that’s smaller than I like, I can enlarge it like I did Little Boy Blues. If it’s quite Large, I can either unravel it back to a child-sized blanket, like Kindergarten Colors, or unravel it completely for the yarn. (almost 4 pounds and 7 pounds)
I recently got this ripple afghan at Sal’s for $3.99 (full price).
It’s Large, 53″ x 85″.
Unraveled it would yield four pounds of yarn, enough for nearly three of my kids’ ripples, or partly unraveled it could become a 35″ x 53″ vertically striped ripple and about twenty ounces of yarn.
But I have several reasons for leaving it as it is:
- It’s a Ripple! Having crocheted charity ripples for a few years, I’ve developed a strong affinity for them.
- It’s in pristine condition.
- I already have plenty of gold yarn…
4. and white yarn in my charity stash.
Plus, I reluctantly admit that…
5. I don’t really want to crochet with a full pound of OSHA Safety Orange yarn. (4 lbs. ÷ 4 colors = 1 lb. of each color)
I hope that there’s a foster child, maybe a strong teen able to wrestle with a four-pound blanket, whose immediate reaction to this ripple will be, “I want that one!”, instead of covering their eyes and complaining, “It’s So BRIGHT!“, like most adults who see it! lol.