... my second ripple will be a small baby throw.
I'm using Lucy Attic24's fantastic Neat Ripple Pattern (here) again.
I love this variegated 90% acrylic/10% nylon yarn, Bernat Baby Jacquards, plus it sure saves time and effort of changing colors and weaving in ends. Actually the name of the yarn color is "Easter Basket" which I thought makes a cute name for the throw too. The yarn was excellent to work with and is very soft and lightweight. It will be a perfect summer throw for my niece's baby due in May.
|Starting "Easter Basket" my second ripple throw.|
Since taking these photos I have finished the ripple body - it took two skeins to complete.
I used a G hook for this project.
Now I will have to (yippee!) make a trip to Michaels to get some light weight baby yarn for the border and edging. I was going to use the pretty green cotton yarn, Bernat Baby Cakes, shown above but it is too thick of a yarn for this delicate throw.
Remember when I mentioned I was using a wooden dowel to unwind my yarn as I crocheted (blogged about here). Well, my rough version of a yarn holder worked sort of but needed some improvements like a good base foundation and a way to make the yarn spin better. I didn't want to put Hubby to work making something for me.
So I did an Internet search and found containers shaped like bottles to put your yarn in and then the yarn fed out of the top of the bottle. But I thought this type of bottle container ~ while good at keeping one's yarn clean ~ could still fall on the ground and roll away (shown here).
Then one day I was in Ravelry (here) and saw an advertisement for a "yarn tamer". There was a website (here) to view a demo (here) and it looked just like what I was envisioning. I decided to try the taller version. It was easy to order it online and it arrived quickly. I used it the same night and it works great holding my yarn in place and spinning it out as I crochet.
|My "Yarn Tamer"|
And the "Yarn Tamer" is lightweight and compact so it should travel nicely too. This neat little tool should make my crocheting more pleasant!
Well, thanks for joining me as I ramble on about my crocheting.
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