Friday, April 27, 2007

started rippling

Pattern: Based on this pattern
Yarn: Mostly Red Heart Soft and some other scraps of softer acrylic

Getting started:


Making some progress (with flash, excuse the shine):

My goal is to have this at the foot of Peanut's bed someday... you know, when he gets a big-boy-bed.

I started using a super low tech "random color generator"... scraps of paper with the colors written on them. I randomly pick one to determine my next color. Of course if the color clashes or if I just used it I have veto power. This is a fun exercise as I normally want it all to be matchy matchy or follow a specific ROYGBP pattern. I love how the personality of the piece changes with each row added. Everytime I start a row I'm not sure if I like it but by the time I'm finished it grows on me. I think it may need more white and possibly some pink or orange. I don't want it to look too girly though. I have some Red Heart Super Saver, but I wanted to only use soft acrylics in this one. I will probably go exchange some colors.

What do you think? Do you think it's missing something too?

3 comments:

Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

Looks great!!! I plan on starting ine this weekend!!!

Shelly said...

Fantastic, great job!

knitphomaniac said...

ripples are awesome in crocheted and knitted projects ;) I'm in the works of rippling my own blanket...