Tuesday, May 31, 2011

In the meantime, she was rippling...

I've been working pretty consistently on the Ripple Blanket for the past couple of weeks. And let me tell you, the progress is sloooow. I thought crochet was supposed to be so much faster than knitting.

After crocheting so many ripples for so little blanket, one gets the case of the crazy eyes...

Rippling in progress

26 comments:

Kat said...

ha ha great picture! I think because with ripple the crochet stitches are so close together it is about the same speed as knitting. I think with granny squares because the stitches sit further apart you don't need as many stitches to make a blanket so it is faster. Does that make sense??

Amy said...

LOL, great photo! I duuno, at that pace you might get it done before it gets cold again. :)

CelticCastOn said...

Looking good, I need to learn to ripple.

Carolyn said...

Crazy eyes? Hilarious!
The blanket is looking awesome thought!

crymson said...

ripples always seem slow going to me. great colors though!

Trisha said...

Ha. I crocheted an afghan once. I think I did about 20 rows and then my mom had to finish the other, oh, 200. Since then I have stuck to scarves.

Durrett Family Band said...

You are so ambitious! It's looking great. I can't commit to anything bigger than a baby sweater right now.

Elisa M said...

Crocheting is *normally* faster than knitting, but I have never done any rippling. I think you have inspired me to try. Lately I haven't been able to concentrate on any projects, so frustrating! I think I need a knitting/crocheting buddy down here to motivate me.

Better Living said...

That's, like, one third of a blanket! What are you talking about, you crazy? You're making great progress!

melanie said...

she's got the crazy eye! get her out of the water!!

(I love how the green pops! your color choices are always so good)

caknitter said...

So far, gor-geeeee-us! :-)

Jacey said...

You do have crazy eyes, but you're still cute! I love your nail color and your growing ripples! I bet it's still faster than knitting.

Julie said...

the blanket looks amazing so far!! Total heirloom in the making.

ali said...

It's gorgeous! I love the colors!!

Kenoshia said...

It's looking great though!

sula said...

It's going to be great! Your nail polish inspired me to suggest you change it to match each strip as you are working on it, though. :) I suppose that would slow you down even more, maybe not!

Erin said...

In fairness, you have never knit a blanket before. Think of how much slower that would be. It is going to be so worth it though. Stunning!

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

that is turning out so awesome! i want to make one! if I know the basic crochet stitch could i do it? love that your nails coordinate!

Stacy said...

It's looking great! And crazy eyes aren't too bad as long as it isn't on a first date.

knitseashore said...

At least the yarn weight looks pretty good -- no fingering weight! Love your oceany nail polish!

P.S. I have the new Sarah Dessen YA novel, What Happened to Goodbye? Pretty good so far.

inspiredcyclist said...

The ripples look great, and your pose is hilarious. I do find crocheting much faster for me than knitting, maybe because I'm better more proficient at crocheting than knitting. Don't forget, you are new to it. It's worth the effort.

Amander said...

Okay, this blanket is amazing and I need to make it. Keep posting so it will motivate me to not be so lazy and get crocheting!

Susan said...

Have you seen this, Kara?

http://fancytiger.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-avalon-organic-prints-by-birch.html

Kara said...

Susan,

I did see it and am v. v. excited! Don't be surprised if you see some sewing projects with these prints in the future.

KnitPastis said...

Oh my gosh Kara, this is a great photo:) I have wanted to make one of these for the longest time. You chose some great colors to make this in. Loving it!

Sara Kirby said...

your blanket is lovely! I can't wait to see the finished product. I've been thinking about making a ripple blanket myself. It seems like a nice "mind candy" sort of project. Something you can just pick up when a good episode of GG is on! Have fun, love the colors!