Happy New Year!
One way that I celebrate the beginning of a new year is by turning the alottastitches blanket count back to #1. If I’d let the meter roll continuously since I started this blog in December 2010, we would now be somewhere around #237, which is rather impressive as a grand total, but the only number that matters this week, next week, every week, is ONE, as in – I’ll make one more blanket that can go to a child entering foster care.
If you’ve ever thought about doing a charity project, but have simply never got around to starting, I challenge you to make and donate just One Item. It doesn’t matter if it’s One hat, One pair of booties, or One blanket. Just do ONE. *
And then. . . do One More.
Repeat from *.
Next thing you know, you could be making #237!! lol.
O.K. . . . off the soapbox.
This year’s #1 ripple began as a handknit acrylic scarf, which I found at a thrifty End of Winter Sale in 2013.
I thought $2.00 for 12 ounces of yarn was a good deal, considering both that half is variegated and that DH did the unraveling for free!
Unfortunately, the BIG ball of green ran out when I was this close to being finished!
Those smaller scrap balls were of no use, near-matches, every one. But then I remembered the ‘new’ skein of green I had just gotten at Sal’s! What were the chances that it would match?
And she Scores! YAY!
BTW – I also got a skein of RHSS ‘Pretty Petal’. The tags say $1.99, but, lucky me, everything with blue tags was half-off, so I paid only 99¢ each.
My choice of color sequence, obviously, is green / blue / orange (I used two orange yarns.) / yellow.
Sandwiched one row of variegated between two 2-row stripes of a color, do one row of black, and then move on to the next color.
The yarns that had labels: RHSS ‘Yellow’, ‘Vibrant Orange’ (a discontinued color) and ‘Blue’, Panda Acrylic #134 (the deeper orange), SuperValue Dupont Acrylic ‘Royal’ and Meadowbrook Mirelle ‘Black’.