Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bigger and Better

The Salvation Army Thrift Store that I visit the most often was closed for the last couple of weeks of April. I’ve sometimes managed to stay away for as long as three weeks, so I handled this temporary shutdown pretty … Continue reading

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#22 Worth the Bother

Here is my first Bargello Ripple, Fresh Sweet Corn. Counting my left over chains, – Remember, I had decided to try 200. – I think I used 187 to get a 35″ wide five-point ripple. I’ll double-check that number if … Continue reading

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Fun with Planning Stripes

I’ve known about the amazing Random Stripe Generator for years.  This tool can offer a seemingly endless number of stripe designs for whatever combination of colors you may have gathered. All you need to do is: Simply choose which of … Continue reading

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#21 Another Scrap Ripple

I’ve created a little game for myself where I start planning my next scrap ripple by looking at what yarns I have left from the last one that I just finished. In this case, that was last month’s ‘Spring Rain’. … Continue reading

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Inspired by A Quilt

I bought this book of quilt patterns, ‘Colorwash Bargello Quilts’ by Beth Ann Williams, – $1.99 at Savers – because the quilt on its cover made me think of a crocheted ripple afghan. Inside I found far more complex Bargello* … Continue reading

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#20 Pear Seeds

This week’s ripple was inspired by a color palette from, a wonderful web site that I learned about through a Ravelry friend. Thanks, Karen! This particular combo is called ‘Pear Brights’. I may freely share it with you here … Continue reading

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Look Ma, No Holes!

Last year I bought DH a beautifully handknit deep red wool scarf at Savers. It looked pristine at the time but shortly after he started wearing it two little holes appeared! I suspect moths munched on it long before it … Continue reading

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