Before I write anything about this week’s ripple, I want to show you the Striking – imho – ripple that I crocheted for last week. . .
Starry, Starry Nights
Some people might frown on my treating several different dark blues as if they are one and the same, but I think the subtle variations make this blanket’s simple design just a little more interesting to look at. This idea was doubly good for me because with it I was able use up several scrap balls of dark blues – still working at reducing my Big mound of blue scraps – and three partial skeins of bright yellow in this one blanket. Yeah!
The pale yellow is primarily ‘Primrose’ Fashion Knit. This yarn’s label promotes it as being New and Improved! with Aloe and tells that it was voted ‘Best of Innovations in 2001’ by the Hobby Industry Association. Obviously, my opinion is far less important than that of the HIA, – HAha – but I did find Fashion Knit a real pleasure to use; rather than drying the skin on my hands, like many acrylics do, this yarn actually softened it.
Starry Starry Night’s striping pattern is 2 rows Dark Blue / 2 Bright Yellow / 1 Light Yellow.
I love the subtle variation on this one and that it was created by using up scraps! It almost looks like the stars are shining and flickering. Noticing another “series” in the making? Nightshirt > Hot Summer Nights and Starry, Starry Nights. Looking forward to seeing what falls from your hook next!
I ‘see’ the flickering stars! 🙂
re: Nights and Nights – Just another accidental ‘series’. How can I be so oblivious? lol.
Nice! Reminds me of the colors used for the Navy! I can’t imagine anyone frowning on your beautiful work! 🙂
‘I can’t imagine. . .”
Awwww – you’re so kind.
LOVE it! Yellow is my favorite color, and it looks stunning combined with the blue.
So glad you like it!
I have a boxful of yellow yarns so you can expect more ripples featuring yellow, some day. I usually roll with whatever color combo happens to strike my fancy at the moment.