the rain in spain

Posted by on March 5, 2007 in craft | 5 comments

I think I’ve got it! I’ve tried and tried to learn how to crochet, and it just never made sense. My biggest success was a tiny bit around the edge of my hot water bottle cover. Inspired by the fun ripple blankets all over the place out there, I thought I’d give it another shot. I got out my trusty Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework, and once again studied the pictures, step by step. I don’t know why it clicked this time, but it did, and I’m just rippling along:

It was perfect timing, since we had to go to a funeral in L.A. this weekend, and I needed a good, portable project. We spent 24 hours straight with my mother in law, and the only way I can deal with that is to have something to keep my hands busy. I’m using this pattern which I think is a bit different than the other ripples I’ve seen, but it’s nice and easy, so I like it. So far I’m using whatever bits of wool yarn I’ve got laying around, but I may have to get a few more colors.


  1. congratulations! it’s going to look great

  2. Way to go! I love the colors so far.

  3. Well done!

  4. That is so awesome! I love it, and I love that YOU JUST PICKED IT UP LIKE THAT! Man, I am jonesing those ripples…!

  5. Congratulations!
    Once I get better at knitting, I want to try my hand at crochet too.
    God bless.

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