Cotton time when joining the ripple craze

Cotton time

Not a lot of blog posts here this week because I’ve been crocheting.

On Saturday I went for a long walk (couple of hours long walk!). Lovely autumn air and in the middle I had a pit stop at a yarn/fabric shop where on impulse I picked up a couple of skeins of cotton yarn in pink, yellow and red. And since then I’ve been to the shop again and bought even more yarn/colors.

♥ I love cotton yarn this week! Bliss me!

When I used it last summer I thought it felt so hard and boring, but then I was knitting with it. Crocheting is just so much more fun, and the ripple pattern…. oh my gosh!

Ripple ripple ripple on!

I’m using Susan B’s Easy Ripple Afghan pattern because it’s the fastest and easiest one I’ve found online. In Swedish the ripples are called vågmönster, but I haven’t found a pattern for it in Swedish, so I translated Susan’s!

Beginning

I’m taking a knitting brake now that I’m finished with the first sleeve of my cardigan. I wanted to do something that pays off a bit better. Something that feels fun and productive. I’ve wanted to make a afghan for a while now, but when I started I did it in acrylic and yuck, that felt bad and looked bad compared to what Moonstitches makes, like her magic hexagons! Alicia’s Ripple Afghan is gorgeous too, and I think they were the ones that started the ripple craze!

Ripple rainbow

I love everything about my afghan right now, even though it’s more like a scarf size still! What can I say, I’m a crochet girl at heart. Every time I see something made with granny squares I stop to look. Maybe it is an old fashioned feeling that the cozyness of a crocheted afghan can bring? It just says “home” to me, and the color variations are endless!

iHanna on the web

Did you see me around? My book A Creative Year was mentioned at one of my favorite sites; Notebookism and my mirror hack has been featured at Ikea hacker!

Afghan inspiration – lots of images at flickr!

Well now I have to go, back to my ripples. Take care!

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9 Responses to Cotton time when joining the ripple craze

  1. Lisa says:

    Det är så snyggt!
    Jag har haft samma mönster bokmärkt och uppsatt på to-do-listan i evigheter. Dina bilder sparkar igång mig, måste ut o leta garn :)

  2. Jennifer says:

    That’s it! I’ve got a bunch of yarn that I wasn’t sure what to do with, but ripples keep popping up and now I MUST make one LOL! Love your bright, cheery colors.

  3. maria says:

    Varit d?lig p? att kommentera h?r p? sista tiden men jag l?ser s?klart allt som vanligt. Det ser h?rligt ut med alla f?rger!

  4. One of our most used wedding gifts is an afghan. In fact, I spent this morning wrapped up in it, with a hot cup of coffee in my hand. Bliss!

    I love the colors you are using in yours.

  5. Lina says:

    S? underbara f?rger, man vill ?ta dem som plockgodis!

    F?r du inte ont i fingrarna av att virka med bomullsgarn? Jag tycker det ?r ganska h?rt mot nagelbanden och fingertopparna (de blir h?rda och spruckna).

    Utst?llningen ?r i Haninge och heter P? andra sidan muren, h?r kan man l?sa lite mer http://www.haninge.se/Kulturhuset/Konsthallen/Aktuell-utstallning/ (och h?r: http://www.dn.se/DNet/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1058&a=703669). Fast det ?r lite hemligt att det ?r jag, Lina, som ?r med… :)

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  7. trish says:

    you have the greatest links ever!! I made a post with my faves (though I am not done by far-I am searching your archives:) on it, also letting everyone know where I found the links!! thank you so much for all of this inspiration (I knew your site was inspiring, I just didn’t realize how many links you have on here)

  8. Nimol says:

    Could you tell me what is the product name of this yarn? It look nice!

    • iHanna says:

      Nimol, this post is from 2007 and this cotton yarn bought in Sweden… Even if I tell you the label I doubt it would help you, but I don’t even remember it. Sorry, I hope you will find something similar where you live. :-)

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