Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rippling Yarns



Still rippling - still in love with it - still coming up with terrible post titles.  It is just such a wonderful trippy off the tongue word -  r-r-r-r-r-i-p-p-p-le! I think the colours are working out quite nicely on the whole. The first three stripes, and the pink in waiting are Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and the lilac is Millamia.  Now that I am a few rows in, I am finding the pattern much easier to keep track of.  A couple of times in the green and purple stripes, I had to frog back most of the row to rectify the mistake.  I did think of ignoring it and bodging on, but no!  I am still so elated that I can actually do this at all, so I want to do it right.

As for the reading - well, I  just cannot lay my hands on the book I was reading, but it is The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico.  It is not the edition in the link, but an old copy that I found on the charity book trolley in the supermarket (Co-op), for 50p.  A beautiful tale about the relationship between a young girl and a hunchbacked artist during the WWII, and culminates in the Dunkirk evacuation.

Joining in this week's round of Yarn Along with Ginny again.
Love and blessings xxx

23 comments:

  1. That's looking so good, I love the colours. Just think as it gets bigger, and the nights get colder, you'll be wrapping yourself up in the ripples whilst making more!!

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  2. That really is rather lovely :-) Love the colours so far, looking forward to seeing it when it's progressed a bit more and you've added more colours. :-)

    Jx

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  3. The colours are just gorgeous Jacqui! Am glad to read you are still enjoying it so!
    xx

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  4. The colors blend together so well. I agree - frog and carry on. Truly lovely.

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  5. Looks to me like you really have the hang of it! I agree with doing it right. I had to rip my cowl all the way back down, Again, and start over,but now I'm moving right along. I think we will both be happier when we look at the finished items in all their glory! xx

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  6. I thought that was a great title, Jacqui.

    I'd like to learn how to knit. Socks. I need socks.

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  7. Great rippling. The book sound interesting. I love finding books I like in charity sales, car boots etc.
    Much love

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  8. Love the crochet, I have never really done a lot of ripple. You are inspiring me in that and rereading the Snow goose, I had forgotten that book. Thanks.

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  9. Everytime I see your ripple posts I am overcome with a desire to learn the ripple stitch......it's such a lovely effect and the colours you've chosen sit so well together. x

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  10. I'm new to crochet and have never done ripple.... although I have ripped out plenty lol. the colours in this are gorgeous. can't wait to see the finished item x

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  11. Ripples are a wonderful thing! I've made a couple and a little mistake (even if no one else can tell) will drive you crazy. Frog away. You will be so glad you did. Love your colors.

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  12. Loving the ripples! So much fun!

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  13. Your colors remind me of a field of wildflowers. Very pretty.

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  14. ripple afghans always remind me of my mother, she loved that stitch pattern whether it was crochet or knit :) Yours looks lovely!

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  15. That is really pretty - makes me wish I had the patience to knit!

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  16. yipee! the ripple looks great - love the colors - very peaceful

    I love ripples - one of my favorite things to do

    Can't wait to see the finished project

    Karen

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  17. After reading your last crochet post fate jumped in and I met an elderly lady who I used to know quite well, and guess what, she teaches knit and crochet at the community center. Now all I need is someone to watch Oscar lol.
    V
    xxx

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  18. It looks truly beautiful. I just love the colours you have chosen.

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  19. I'll bet rrrrrrrrriple sounds even better with a Scottish accent. You and your crochet! I've even thought of buying that book you recommended even though a knitter and crocheter I am not....maybe I'll change my mind in a couple of months when the frozen weather has me pinned to the woodstove.

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  20. Thank you all - I love and appreciate the encouragement I find here.
    Shara - I think I was inspired by the late summer /early Autumn colours in the landscape.
    Veronika - lol - I can just see you rippling away by your wood stove - what a beautiful image.
    xxx

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  21. it's really fun to do something with so much passion, your ripple is going to be full of love and pride, hooked into every lovely colorful stitch!

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  22. Hello from across the water in Ireland! Beautiful blog, I've bookmarked it so I can have a proper read! Your ripple blanket is just lovely- really like the colours- definitely the weather for blankets :))

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  23. You went from a beginner to a virtouse in no time!

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