This ripple started with two balls of scrap yarn, a solid charcoal and a marled cream with grey, which I decided to sandwich between single stripes of a light grey.
I chose mauve and deep rose to go with, crocheting double rows of the mauve surrounding one of black and double rows of deep rose surrounding a white.
When put all together, it’s…
None of these yarns had labels, but the mauve one comes with a story.
In October of 2010 I was at a tag sale when I saw the saleswoman pull knitting needles from a sweater in progress and then disappear around the corner of her house. She came back and added only the needles to her sale table. I was so bold as to ask what she was going to do with the sweater. She’d thrown it away, but was more than willing to let me rescue it from the trash can, which, of course, I immediately did!
And that’s how I scored a free sweater’s worth of mauve yarn, some knitted and some still in balls.
As best as I could tell from a burn test, the yarn is predominately acrylic, so it became part of my aggregated charity stash. Should I be embarrassed that I’m still crocheting with it nearly two years later?! lol.