Posts Tagged ‘ripple afghan’


While I was working on this cheerful blue and yellow afghan, its colours reminded me of rivers running through green fields dotted with dandelions. Or maybe daffodils. No snappy title popped into my mind, so I solicited suggestions from the kids. Ponygirl offered Day at the Beach. Fiddlegirl came up with Shining Waters and Earth and Sky, while Seabrooke suggested Blueberry Sorbet. I liked all of these ideas, and went with Day at the Beach for no other reason than that it arrived in my inbox first.

I feel my jag of ripple afghan crocheting may be drawing to a close. Maybe one more before spring.

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On a warmer note, here’s the little afghan I’ve been working on during quiet post-Christmas evenings of TV viewing. Thank goodness for the new January schedule! Yay for new episodes of Republic of Doyle! Hurray for Doc Martin and Downton Abbey, our favorite Brit imports at the moment. We’re not big TV watchers, but in the winter, working on some crocheting while keeping an eye on the TV is a pleasant way to pass the cold evenings.

This simple classic ripple pattern doesn’t require much concentration, but makes a pleasing design. Afghans based on versions of granny squares are great for portability, but when the squares are done, I find the task of joining them a nuisance. That’s the advantage of a pattern worked all in one piece. No joining!

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