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We got home last night after dinner and I plopped myself in my chair and started crocheting … yes, the unpacking and laundry can wait!

Keith left early this morning on another trip and after sleeping in, I ran to the vet to pick up Finn – he was very happy to be on on his way home!

After some cuddle time, he curled up beside me and I went back to crocheting the brown afghan and finished it up this afternoon – all ends woven in too!

I must like this color because it appears to be the same color as my carpet!

This is another of the Ripple Afghans made from this free pattern found on Ravelry. I do intend to try some different patterns but not quite yet. I love that this has one simple row to repeat so I don’t even have to look at the pattern or remember what row I’m on.

I took time to measure all 3 of the ripples made in the last month (yes, I finished 3 in the month – how’s that for quick? ) and they’re about the same size give or take a couple inches. The largest is 42 x 60 the smallest 40 x 60. I cast on an additional 16 stitches for this one but it’s a couple inches smaller than the green ripple – both are worsted weight yarn but I can tell that the Caron Big Cake yarn is a little thicker. It’s funny but because of the stretch of the yarn, these feel much larger than an equivalent size quilt and they are a generous size for a child or a nice lap size for an adult.

Hook size – I used an (I) hook on the blue, and an (H) hook on the green and brown ripples. I’m ready to start a smaller baby size one so I’ve decided to go down 16 stitches to a chain of 114 and stay with an (H) hook. I should have a photo to show later this evening.

9 thoughts on “Home

  1. I love the way this looks; I feel like it has been on yarn for a long time. Before I get distracted, thought, I do have 3 knitting projects that should finish!

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  2. Hi Mary! Aww, Finn looks so cute and happy to be going for a ride, especially home. Glad you are both safely back from your travels. Heck yes, unpacking and laundry can wait! I love how your afghan turned out – it looks so nice and soft and especially warm. Happy Friday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. Hi Mary,
    How many of the Caron Big Cakes do you use for the Ripple Afghan?
    Yours are just beautiful and have me itching to start one.
    Clare

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  4. Beautiful afghan!! You are amazing!! I am still working on the same crocheted baby afghan I started while on vacation a month ago. Actually haven’t picked it up since being home. Baby is due in Aug. so I need to get it done. I did make a baby quilt for the same baby so I do have an excuse…lol. Happy you made it home safe and sound. There’s no place like home!!

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