#8 This Week’s Ripple

I received so many beautiful muted colors in the Mmmm, Sherbet! Yarn Collection, I couldn’t resist the idea of a Sherbet Rainbow Ripple. Oh, what a wonderful time I had rummaging around in my attic stash looking for just the right combination of yarns! After much comparing, rearranging and substituting of colors while trying to create a softly blended rainbow, I brought this range of 17 yarns downstairs to look at them in full daylight. – The fluorescent shoplights upstairs can do such odd things to colors.

535 shbt prp535 shbt yelo grn535 shbt blues

There’s only one chenille in the mix, periwinkle, which I placed at both the beginning and end of the above rainbow. It serves as the linchpin between blues and purples. You know its source. Say it with me now – “Unraveled. From. A. Thrift. Store. Sweater.”, the most frugal source for fine chenille yarns! lol.

I made a few more changes, got rid of the darkest yellow and added a darker peach, etc., before I was ready to pick up the hook. There were such small amounts of a few colors, like the yellow-green, – wish I had an even yellower yellow-green – I could only make single-row stripes of them, but did two-row stripes of the rest.

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What a delightful project! It was every bit as enjoyable to watch the colors change on my third time through the sequence as it was the first.


535 shrbt full view

I want to take the Rainbow Ride again! I hope to create a new yarn rainbow using the remnants from this ripple with the results of another stash dive.

535 shrbt angled

I was thinking about Rainbow Swirl Sherbet when I took this shot!

535 shrbt swirl

MMmm, makes me want to check out the local grocery’s selection of sherbet flavors.

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10 Responses to #8 This Week’s Ripple

  1. Verneta says:

    Beautiful … for sure to brighten the day of a sweet foster child!

  2. tiniree says:

    As always, just beautiful! Your sense of color placement amazes me :O

    • Oh, Thank You, but it’s rather hard to go wrong with a rainbow. Maybe you’d enjoy giving one a try. You certainly don’t need to gather 17 colors of yarn. – It looks like my next rainbow ripple’s only going to have 6 or 7.

  3. AnnB says:

    Cuddly deliciousness. You did good.

  4. Oh, my gosh! It’s stunning!!!!!

  5. Kathy says:

    So pretty! I see the sherbet colors and I also thought of the colors in Fruit Loops!…lol
    Really like this one!
    Kathy 🙂

  6. Bettina says:

    LOVE it … utterly delicious! 🙂

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