My striping plan for Rugby Ripple was so simple, I quickly and confidently crocheted row after row, stripe after stripe, completely unaware. . .
of the suspense and drama to come in Rugby’s last eight rows.
I finished crocheting the last Midnight Blue row with only this much yarn to spare!
as if that hadn’t been exciting enough, lol,
my skein of Carrot ran out with only 24 stitches to go!
Luckily, I had another skein in my charity stash and swiping 24 stitches from it won’t ruin plans for a future Peachy Ripple with Carrot stripes.
The next issue was whether one ounce of RHSS Soft Navy…
would be enough to crochet Rugby’s final three rows.
I knew that I didn’t have any more Soft Navy in stash. I also knew, from having weighed and counted the rows of many finished ripples, that one ounce of Red Heart Super Saver yarn should make three rows, but, I have been fooled by yarns before.
I’m so happy to say that Soft Navy was a nice yarn and didn’t pull any tricks on me. I have exactly twenty-one inches of it left to play with, along with my remaining bit of Midnight Blue.
I get such great pleasure from pulling an afghan out of the clutches of the yarn imps!
I believe these ‘playful’ little creatures would like nothing better than to sabotage every single one of our projects through the lack of a mere yard or two of yarn!!
It was mighty close, but Rugby and I won this time. HEEhee!