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Friday, April 9, 2021

Another afghan on the horizon?



 Sounds possible, although we are headed in to warmer weather arn't we? Oh well what does it matter, moving the hook is a good time no matter what you are creating.  I found 3 new skeins while I was cleaning out my Amish yarn basket, it's a varigated yarn. I had gone through some stitch books, and didn't find just the right pattern.

I remembered that I had years ago on my other blog, gotten a pattern from somewhere for the Granny Ripple Afghan, I think I made 4 or 5 of them at the time. I even made one for our pooch Spanky. I was grannying all over the place. I dug out the pattern out of my notebook, and that is what I've settled on. With varigated yarn you lose something in the pattern if you get something kind of fancy or detailed, this is perfect. 

The first 2 rows set up the entire pattern, and I got confused then as now, once you hit the 3rd row it is a repeat that row until you are done.

The ones below I changed up the yarn every few rows, the 1st one lived  over my couch.

The 2nd one was in the living room also, and the bright colored one I made for youngest son while in middle school, way to short for all of his 6'2 self now. I'll make another sometime. I like the color variations it makes the ripple stand out doesn't it.?


I emptied quite a bit out of the basket during the tidy. Off it will go, to live elsewhere and be on somebody elses hook making beautiful and lovely. Yarn isn't meant to be hoarded, it should be used. So now I have some breathing room in my basket. 

Let's see what else?  oh the yarn, I didn't tell you what it was did I?



Hobby Lobby I love this yarn print Plums

Pretty yarn, jewel tones..should make a pretty project, I think this time with a bigger hook, give my eyes a rest, until I come up with another design.I'm about 6" in on this one, with this yarn, there isn't as much pronounced ripple, and I'm trying to decide if I should insert a row of a solid color in once every few rows?

I got to hand it Hobby Lobby,  I love the names they choose for their yarn and threads. That would be a fun job, picking names for the yarns.  Like my very favorite now d/c colorway that name and the yarn was lovely.  

This one is different in that it is a varigated standing on it's own, I've not mixed any solids or alternating colors. The idea being to use what's living in my Amish Stash bin. I used up one skein, and will not doubt use up the third one, I'll be at Hobby Lobby I think picking up at least 2 more skeins. 

I have a off white/cream which I attempted to interject, I'm not all in on that. Because it is varigate you lose some of your ripple within the afghan. I'm not that far in at this point that I can't frog some of this and put another color ( which I don't have) or just leave it as it is. I am making this for my husband.  

Well, I did some frogging, back to the 7th row, added the cream color, I had a jumbo skein of Hobby Lobby Big Secret. It will help in two ways, I can get a few more rows of the varigated in, and I can use up more stash yarn. I bought the yarn for a project it didn't work out to well. So it won't be wasted.

Until next time....


  1. This sentence has me laughing! "I was grannying all over the place." LOL. I love the ripple! And especially that bright ripple! But all of them. I agree, the names of the yarns are so interesting. Sometimes the name "hooks" me as much as the color, it sets up a feeling in my mind and I just have to have it!

  2. I have to agree with you the names of some of the yarns are a delight and conjure up all sorts of pictures in my mind.


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