I wanted to give you a peek into my current (big) project - my ripple afghan.
I am really enjoying it, although it HAS been slow-going. Which, I decided, is OK. I'm not sure why I was putting pressure on myself to get this done quickly. To the point where I was a bit embarrassed that the project was moving so slowly. Which is silly. Considering it's a "for me" project (I really want this to be one of our "go-to" blankets in the house)... what's the rush really?
And as much as I'd love to sit around all day working on my ripples, life - sadly - does get in the way. Between work, family, house, and other things - I really haven't had the time I would like to devote to this.
With that said... here it is:
It is not the greatest pic... it's been rainy here (and will be rainy for the rest of the week) so the lighting is weird. But I didn't want to wait til next week to show it off. :)
I'm using Attic24's neat ripple pattern, and Rowan Handknit Cotton yarn. It's such a soothing, enjoyable project to work on. A little bit of stress here and there, but all in all I've tried to stay relaxed about it - and not be all "perfection-y". (Not my nature - but I'm trying!)
I wanted the colors to coordinate and be cheerful, (but not tacky!) In the beginning I wasn't quite sure of the color pattern, (I actually changed my mind at one point and switched out a brown/grey for the orange), but I think it is growing on me now. ♥