One day I was sitting at Groovy Girl Yarn, looking at a shelving unit full of beautiful yarn and I jumped up, pulled out a bunch of colors and said, I wanna make a ripple blanket out of this....these are 'my' colors.
But then....I thought about it. I slept on it. I hoarded the yarn in my very special Hoarder Bee cabinet at the store. And then, I put it all back on the shelf.
Then my cousin Vickie came over, and we went to the yarn store. I was sitting in that same spot and I said, "Vickie, you know me. Start picking out colors for my ripple blanket." So she started with blues. Yup, I love blues. She added some pinks...I Love pinks. Then we both got into and started putting the colors in order.
I still love this yarn and am thinking maybe I will make a blanket out of it too! But, when I went in to buy this yarn.....Ultra Alpalca was on sale for $8.00 a skein! Ultra Alpalca is soooooooooo soft and regularly $10.50 a skein. I couldn't pass up the deal, so off I go..........
But before I picked out my new yarn, I went out to the car and got my bag of material. And here's where the bag of material came from...
I've been setting up a craft room at our new house whenever I have any spare time. I've been going through boxes of stuff that I've had put away in our basement. Lots of vintage fabric.
and lots of yarn.
See all the blues....and browns....earthtones....Oh sure there's a few brighter colors in dishcloth yarn, but lots of earthtones. Told you I've been collecting for years. I prefer collecting rather than hoarding by the way. Well there isn't one kind of yarn with several colors in my stash. When I would knit, I would knit blankets all one color. But it seems, with crochet, I like changing colors.
So here's what I did. I went through my material and pulled out a few vintage hankies, vintage pillowcases, and some material that I really loved. Then out of that stack, I only allowed myself three or four pieces of each. I made myself pick what made me feel happy. And here it is.....
I love all of these colors.
And while I was picking out my Ultra Alpaca, trying to match the colors Vickie and I picked out, Groovy Girl said, "why don't you go out to your car and get your material that you want to match."
And here's my yarn for my ripple.
We decided to match this pillowcase.