Monthly Archives: November 2014

Blanket Salvage – Part Two – Underway

Oh, how scary it was to cut my way across that pretty, but stained, green ripple! – wince – Here’s the stained green yarn and all the wee white tidbits that I threw away. “Good riddance stain!” And here’s the … Continue reading

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#48 – A Winter Rainbow

Today’s weather, although not cold, is terribly gloomy with not a glimpse of sun or blue sky. Luckily, I’ve created the perfect antidote! I don’t know much about the yarns I chose for this week’s ripple. The yellow is Love … Continue reading

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Yarn Sales

Three of ’em! The first two were all DH’s idea. No, really, he pretty much insisted that I go! I had told him that I was going to stay faaar away from the Yarn with a Twist’s going-out-of-business sale, as … Continue reading

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#47 – Neon?

The RHSS ‘Light Berry’ shows itself off very nicely by appearing to glow, an illusion I aided by surrounding it with the darkest purple and teal that I had in my stash.  – Yes, the stripes that, depending on your … Continue reading

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Hoping to Salvage a Ripple

I found a lovely green-striped blanket at a Savers second-hand store. It’s a Big One, 52″ x 84″, or about four and a half by seven feet. And it’s in beautiful condition too! I had intended to simply pass it … Continue reading

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#46 – Rusty II

‘A Touch of Brass’, ripple #44 of 2014, turned out so well, I decided to design a second ripple using just 10 rows of Vanna White’s ‘Rust’. The Power of Oxidation A simple dark brown yarn serves as a wonderful … Continue reading

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A SweeTart Ta-Dah!

I decided on a simple three-color border for my SweeTart Granny afghan, starting with white in plain double crochet, followed by two rounds of RHSS ‘Tea Leaf’, one dc and one hdc, for just the right amount of green. I … Continue reading

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#45 – Inspired by. . .

yet another magazine clipping, one that I cut so long ago I no longer remember what kind of object had these beautiful stripes. Something very flat, obviously, because none of the stripes waver. That makes me think it’s wallcovering, while … Continue reading

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