Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Vintage Ripple Ta Da!

COLOR!
The pattern is from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas:
Extra rows of white were added to each end to create a lace-like look.

Homes in Norway inspired the colors:
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Embellished with crocheted flowers:
Some temporary pinned-on flowers from Lesley Stanfield's book:
"100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet"
#50 Meconopsis
and
#49 Forget-me-not

And here it is with the rose granny square pillow that will be the item for the 
C-A-L starting on the first day of Spring:

Once again have a colorful day!









31 comments:

  1. WOW, die Decke ist wundervoll!♥
    Liebe Grüße,*Manja*

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  2. this is just soooooo beautiful, and I can't believe you finished it so quickly! Great job! :)

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  3. ¡Que la manta es bonita! Los colores, las flores, los puntos - ¡perfección!

    P.S. Now you just need a comment in Klingon - I will leave that to Lolly since she's a Trekkie. :)

    P.P.S. It really is gorgeous. And I love the picture of the Norwegian houses. Are they fishermen's homes? They look so tidy and somehow nautical.

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  4. Absolutely stunning blanket! Beautiful colours - what awesome inspiration from the houses in Norway - they are amazing :-)
    Looking forward to the first day of spring!
    Carole

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  5. .....forgot to ask....what yarn did you use? It's so pretty :-)

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  6. Thank you all!

    I think they are just regular homes, but I don't recall the homes in Norway being quite that bright, there may have been some adjustments to this photo - they are pretty close though. :-)

    The yarn is just your basic Red Heart Super Saver. It's an acrylic worsted. It's inexpensive and hardy and the colors stay even after washing and sun exposure. I dream of using 100% wool one day...

    Lolly...Klingon? - I hope so! Pig-Latin would be nice too.

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  7. Hi Astri


    Absolutely beautiful... much prettier than the original pattern.. you do awesome work... and I love the little houses.. remind me of the fishing villages in Nova Scotia & Newfoundland... I am making your other blanket now with the grannie stripes... turning out so pretty... next project is some of your pillows.. keep up the good work... Flora @ The Silver Thimble on Facebook

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  8. Just gorgeous .. Happy colours complete with pretty flowers , well done :))

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  9. That afghan is to die for! The colors are gorgeous and the white background and trim...perfect!

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  10. Wow, that's gorgeous. Love the look of those homes on the hillside. Great work!!

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  11. Absolutly beautiful!!! And I just love the flowers on the border. Very, very nice work.

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  12. Thanks for the information :-)

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  13. ohhh que maravillosos colores!! me encanta es preciosa!
    un abrazo

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  14. Is my Astri talented or what? She has our home feeling soooooo cozy!

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  15. What a great blanket! I already had a pattern book with the same V-stitch/wave design and shorted it to get the same look from a '98 Vanna's Favorite Gifts book by Leisure Arts. Here's mine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wildaboutcolor/6892326243/in/photostream/

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  16. Thank you everyone for the nice comments. Mrs. Wild I LOVE you blanket. The colors are so rich a gorgeous!!!

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  17. l never ever used much white,,,l love the look of yours...So pretty & delicate & just so scrummy .l am obsessed with Ripple at moment..Have made quite a few in past year.. Best Wishes.. Hahnsmum...

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  18. Hi..new to your blog.. this is just beautiful..might have to try this one... the colors are so pretty!! I have a big passion for crochet and always looking for something to challenge myself with..thanks for sharing.Shari

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  19. Love the colors or Norway!

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  20. This is so joyful and nice to look at. The Vintage Ripple will be my new project! :o) I'm also looking at those beautiful crochet flowers you made- really inspiring!

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    1. That's great Lena. Be sure to let me know when you have pictures. :-)

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  21. Thank you all for your comments. I read each and every one of them. So sweet!

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  22. Love it! It's beautiful. What were the colors you used? Thanks

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    1. Thank you!

      Redheart: white, light blue, periwinkle, cherry red, cornmeal

      The green is by Sincerely" #K391 purchased at JoAnn's



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    2. Thank you again I love your afghan.

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  23. Do you give out the pattern for this beautiful blanket?

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    1. Thank you for your interest. I'm sorry I can't give out the pattern because it is not mine, but I have referenced where you can obtain it within the post.

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  24. gorgeous,gorgeous,gorgeous!!!!!!
    may i ask , how do you weave in ends? so many!!!!
    thank you very much
    kisses from Romania

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