woensdag 1 februari 2012

Baby Ripple!

I would like to write today about my biggest crochetproject so far, the Baby Ripple. The Baby Ripple is a present I am making for the expected baby of friends. It was THE excuse to finally crochet a blanket, although just a little one compared to what I have seen on the net, but for me a big project! Once I heard that my friends were expecting a little baby, my mind started to rattle about all the possible blankets I could make. Should I make one of gannysquares, or perhaps other squares, or no squares at all and just grannystripes. I was also thinking about the color combination, because I like a lot of color, but it is a present so I decided that I shouldn't make it too bold on that matter. First I thought of a sort of flower square, with bright springcolors as centre and put them in a soft bed of white-ish (it's not completely white) borders. But when I got the cotton, with all my lovely colors, I found that it didn't look that pretty when I made squares of it.. I tried just a little example of just a few rows of treble stitches (thats the UK term I think) and that looked much more pretty. But only rows of treble would be a bit boring, so I decided that it would have to be a ripple! I made a ripple scarf before and I liked it very much, I love to ripple. But let's take a look at it!

This was my very first photo of my ripple and I love how the focus is on the right and on the left the ripple turns in to a blur. You can see that as well on my other photo's, I recently found out how to create that effect with my camera and now I find almost of of my photo's ending up with that. Hope you don't mind, haha! Here are some more close ups I took yesterday when the sun was shining in so lovely through the window.


And last but not least, the whole blanket!

It is approximately 80cm by 80cm. But as you can see here, there is no border yet, so it will grow a bit bigger. Now I don't want to undo the ripple in the border because I made a ripple blanket and not a square one, why undo that? But I would like if it had the white-ish al around it to bound it all together, if you know what I mean. I didn't have enough white-ish to start with the borders yet, but today I got some and now I can start to finish this Baby Ripple. How exciting it will be when it's actually finished! 

Oh, do you remember me saying that I wanted not to be too bold with the coloring? Well, I think something went aghast when I decided that it would be a ripple. With the squares there would have been more white-ish between the colors, but with the rippling I should have compensated that with 4 rows of white-ish instead of the 2 I did here. But I'm not complaining, I love this Baby Ripple and I dearly hope that my friends will like is as much for their little one.

Now it's time to start thinking of which border to use, I think it should be something simple and plain. But I'll let you know when I figured it out! 

Goodbye for now,

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Ik vind hem prachtig, en de kleuren zo mooi bij elkaar passen. Daar hoort inderdaad een mooie rand om heen.
    Ps leuk dat ik de eerste volger ben. Bedankt dat je mijn volger bent geworden.

    1. Bedankt Talitha! :)
      Mijn eerste volger! Wat tof, hoop dat je het leuk vind wat ik van dit plekje ga maken.
      - Anne

  2. Wauw zeg! Mooie foto's en prachtig gehaakt. Ik vind de kleuren ook heel goed gekozen. Ik ben benieuwd hoe je de rand gaat maken^_^