Another Ripple

We were home late last night and I didn’t do much except unpack my boxes of yarn and settle down into my chair to start another ripple afghan.

Yarn – Caron Big Cakes – colorway is Cherry Cake

Size H hook

Pattern – Woodland Ripple – I chained 137

  • (If you decide to give this one a try just remember that she uses UK crochet terms which are different from US terms. She does tell you that but it’s been my experience that people miss that and wonder why their project isn’t turning out right.)

Becky asked me to make one for Mo just before our trip so this one will be for her … and look who brought the Ripple blanket I’d made a few years ago with her to Hatteras! That one was going to be donated but Becky asked if they could keep it. They love quilts and hand made blankets and never seem to have too many! It came in handy this night watching the sunset.

And at bedtime!


We almost missed our connection due to our flight from Virginia being delayed but we arrived at the gate in Atlanta just in time. So nice to be home!

Waiting for me … some yarn purchases … in my defense, all were on sale! I couldn’t resist so now I need to keep up with my current afghan obsession. Next up will be one for Mo!

Our last day

One last day to kayak … it was super windy and gusty so I had to stay out of the sound and in the canals but still got almost 40 minutes of paddling in.

We had some friendly games of pickle ball … Keith made sure to stretch before playing.

Ann and I won this game!

One last sunset …

And one last game of Uno …

In the morning we’ll scatter and head home to 4 different states … Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida but we’re already looking forward to next year!


Don’t ask me how many photos I could possibly need of one sunset … it’s always been a special time for me and Keith knows that any event that includes one will be a hit with me … it’s one of the reasons I love this house we rent each year.

I took 21 photos of tonight’s sunset and narrowed it down to 4 to share with you!

Family time!

This is what it’s all about!

Pop with his girls ….

I love seeing my two Rae’s together. Mom is letting Rae give her a tattoo!

We’re playing UNO at night … tonight Mom won!

And I get to walk on the beach with Keith …

Kayak …

And enjoy the sunset every night. This is our 4th year spending Mother’s Day week in Hatteras with the family and I always have a wonderful time.


We’ve had storms late afternoon both yesterday and today but plenty of time for the beach, pool, and kayaking before they hit. The sunsets are subdued due to all the clouds but we’re still enjoying them!