Ripples or Straight?

Which is best? Ripple or straight?

Straight or ripple?

Ripple …

Or straight?

I am so close to finishing the ripple for Phoebe! I have done the first round of the border and am itching to get going on the next 4 rounds.

The straight stripes is a little pram/carseat blanket for Andy’s new baby cousin although I love the colours so much that I’m thinking of making myself a long straight stripe scarf in the same colours.

What I can’t decide at the moment is what sort of stripes to make my cashmerino blanket in. The bag of yarn is waiting and ready to go, just as soon as I finish these blankets. Do I want ripples, or do I want straight stripes?

On a side note, I realised yesterday that nearly everything I’ve made this year has been for other people. Next year I plan on being more selfish, well just a little bit, because although I’ve been crocheting loads this year (and loving it), I don’t really have anything to show for it in a way, I want to pile all my blankets up like this and take photos of them!

I do love making to give away though and I’m not sure where I’d keep all the blankets if I did make more seeing as I already have three blankets and only one bed!

xxxxxxx

39 thoughts on “Ripples or Straight?

  1. Majority rules….ripple it is, I love them both though. The colors in the ripple are gorgeous. I am going to do a ripple next once I get a few little projects finished.
    x Sandi

  2. Yes, I agree with everyone else…the ripples have it…and why does the word ‘ripple’ remind me of Raspberry Ripple sweets – those lovely coconutty raspberry insides covered in dark smooth chocolate or raspberry ripple ice cream….augh….we’re supposed to be eating sensibly, eh?

  3. Yes, I agree with everyone else…the ripples have it…and why does the word \’ripple\’ remind me of Raspberry Ripple sweets – those lovely coconutty raspberry insides covered in dark smooth chocolate or raspberry ripple ice cream….augh….we\’re supposed to be eating sensibly, eh?

  4. Why not do something completely different? There are plenty of other ways to make a stripy blanket, like a shell stitch or a v stitch. Or have you seen the striped blanket Little Woolie is making? Or what about a granny chevron/ripple blanket (although I imagine they just eat yarn) – I love those. Go on, try something new!

  5. Ripple!!!
    What about some random sized ripple stripes, some thicker than others? LOVE the colours in Pheobes ripple, it’s just beautiful and yes, make a straight scarf for yourself too, it will be getting chilly soon! ;OP
    Love Alice XXX

  6. I’ve been itching to do a ripple myself for a few days now, so I’m gonna have to go with ripple too, but I DO love a simple straight stripes blanket too. We could ripple together!

  7. Ripples all the way for me. I’m hoping to start one soon too for my daughter, her first! Such a momentous occasion. The colous aren’t too dissimilar from your Phoebe one, in fact on second look a couple of colous like identical, are they Stylecraft colous?

  8. Ripples all the way for me. I\’m hoping to start one soon too for my daughter, her first! Such a momentous occasion. The colous aren\’t too dissimilar from your Phoebe one, in fact on second look a couple of colous like identical, are they Stylecraft colous?
    Kier x

  9. penelope10 says:

    I just love both! However, I prefer to crochet straight, and prefer to do a chevron ripple.
    It’s not selfish crocheting – it’s Self-Caring! Don’t you just love that?

  10. Ruthcrafts says:

    Just had to come and say hello having seen ‘Just Me’s visit – I’m ridiculously over-excited having recognized your town (or near it…). My parents live just over the way (in Lancs) and whenever I visit I get the train to X :) Hello! Oh, and I think ripple for the cashmerino – it’ll bloom really nicely I think :)

  11. Rosy Nancarrow says:

    Has to be ripples i’m afraid! I have started one but i’m not sure about the colours :0S I absolutely love scarves, and i’ve just had an idea to do a ripple scarf, hows that for an idea?! x

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