#10 – Solar Flares

Wow!! Bright!! I hope this week’s ripple doesn’t do any permanent harm to our retinas! lol.

415 wide view with my toes

Yup, those are my toes. As usual I’m standing on top of a sturdy wooden chair while I hold my camera high overhead trying capture the entire ripple in the frame. I usually take many shots of my toes, but this one is unusual because I actually managed to catch the blanket straight on, not at an angle!

This blanket’s repeating stripe plan came out several rows short of the usual 84 row length, without enough of all my colors of yarn left to do one more color repeat, so. . .  I just added an extra row to this stripe and that! The most noticeably wider are the second red stripe from the right end of the blanket and the first orange one on the left end. A handy technique if you’re ever in a similar situation.

I may have lost track because I chose the yarns for this ripple while I was picking yarns for three others, but think I got all of these from the box Sandi sent me in December. Thank you again, Sandi! They are: Red Heart Super Saver ‘Hot Red’ and ‘Pumpkin’, Wintuk ‘Bright Orange’, Sayelle ‘Lemon’ and a more pale yellow.

415 close-up view

Now this is how I like to end a ripple – with some partial skeins still large enough to make several rows in a ripple, just one scrap ball, my least favorite yarn form with only enough left for two or three rows, and some mini scrap balls, too small for even one row, so I save them for making mini-scrap grannies, like this one which is nearly finished.

415 leftover yarns

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5 Responses to #10 – Solar Flares

  1. Wazeau says:

    Love this one, it is warming me up just looking at those vibrant colors.

  2. Bobbi says:

    The names of your blankies are a hoot and this is way up there on the list!

    • I’m happy that our ripple names give you a laugh! 😀
      DH and I have fun coming up with them.

      I don’t often hear people use the term “a hoot”! It was a favorite of one of my best college professors. Thanks for the memory.

  3. Anastacia says:

    another wonderful afghan, Linda!

  4. Wow, this is great. I love the vibrant colors!

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