Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Stripes for Babyspawn II

Every once in awhile, i get bit by the crochet bug. it's one of the first crafts i ever learned and it's wonderful for home dec items. i decided that Babyspawn needed another blanket. i powered through this one while watching the French Open, NHL, and NBA finals. sports on TV and crochet--somehow they go together?
Granny Ripple
Pattern: Birdlebee's Granny Ripple (rav) modified
Hook: Susan Bates aluminum, size F (3.75mm)
Yarn: leftover semi-solid sock yarns (see below)
Dimensions: 51" x 55"
Started: June 2, Finished: June 5
Granny Ripple
Yarns used include but not limited to:
Fearless Fibers Sock
Knitpicks stroll tonal
my handdyed valley yarns franklin
sanguine gryphon skinny bugga
sanguine gryphon bugga
shepherd's baby wool 4ply
hedgehog fibres merino/cashmere
squoosh mcn
squoosh ultra sock
malabrigo sock
briggs and little durasport
springtree road julep sock
juliespins mcn 560
my handdyed knitpicks bare
Granny Ripple
i used a different number of chains for the blanket and omitted any kind of border/edging. i'm a fan of letting the stripes of a ripple blanket stand on their own. i did 2 row stripes throughout. i would work a few rows and then weave in the ends as i went. it was much less painful than waiting until the end to do them all. i wanted to use all washable wools since the blanket is for a baby. it's lightweight and soft.
Granny Ripple
it's going to be very hard to let this one go. i adore it. fortunately i've already started another crochet blanket just for me. yes, i have enough sock yarn leftovers for a third blanket. i'm not sure whether that fact is sad or fantabulous.

3 comments:

  1. Oh, Sara, it's beautiful! I love it, and way to go with using up those scraps! If you ever run out of sock yarn, let me know and I'll send you some leftovers. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to use them up.

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  2. that is really gorgeous!what a great way to use up leftover sock yarn.

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  3. Holy cow, you finished that fast! I love crocheted blankets and learned crochet first too. It hurts my hands though, so I don't know if I will go back to it.

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