I've finally gotten around to starting my very own ripple afghan. It took a couple of tries, but after a few helpful hints from the gals at the Ripple Along, I think I've got the hang of it. Due to my overwhelming sadness over the cancellation and subsequent series finale of my beloved Gilmore Girls, I've spent a good amount of the last week with my croshay hook and season 1 of the Gilmores. Seasons 2 and 3 are on their way from Amazon (the early seasons are very affordable right now, so if you're interested, run, don't walk, to amazon.com). Not since the end of my all time favorite program, Felicity, have I been this bereft over a television program. Don't tell Felicity that I said this, but in spite of the fact that Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore) is, at best, a mediocre actress and her utter milquetoastinesss can be very irritating to watch, I think that the Gilmore Girls might be the better show. I love Stars Hollow and all of its quirky townies. I mean, really, does it get any better than Miss Patty?
This afghan is meant to be a couch/nap afghan and not a bed afghan. It's 54 inches wide and I'm going to keep working on it until it's long enough to cover my feet and my shoulders while lying on the couch. I realize that this may take a very long time, as it has taken me three attempts and a week to get this far. Hopefully I'll get faster as I get more comfortable with croshay.
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease
Pattern: Soft Waves from 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns. I'm not going to link the book because the pattern is confusing and a lot of people have had trouble with it. The book is very pretty, but as far as I'm concerned, that's about it.