Monday, April 2, 2007

A Different Ripple

Cast aside in a corner, ignored for its prettier cousin, Ripple, is the Lizard Ridge afghan-in-progress:

Made of Noro Kureyon (which my Japanese pal tells me is pronounced "crayon"), a pattern from Knitty, it consists of many many wrap-and-turns, which results in a peculiar bubbling. This disappears when blocked, but is actually kind of a neat effect:

I like Kureyon for its sometimes spectacular color runs; it's a little rough, a little homespun, but reminds me for some reason of the Bread and Puppet Circus in Vermont, where we used to go some summers. Not really my bag anymore, but homely and wonderful at the time. Kureyon is definitely still my bag, for reasons nostalgic first and aesthetic only second.


Queens Knitting Mama said...

The colors are really beautiful. I really like the projects you are working on. Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I've been living in Rego park for 4 years now. I wonder if we were ever knitting at the same time on the same train. Take care, I'll be sure to come visit soon.


Susan said...

Gorgeous. I love your ripple too - each beautiful in their own way.

maryse said...

i think that's awesome that kureyon is really pronounced "crayon." i doubt that's a coincidence.

lizard ridge is on my list.

Riss said...

Wow. This is stunning. It truly makes me wish I was able to knit. I've tried, many times, but I just can't manage it.

I think it's beautiful and can't wait to see some more of it, if you ever pick it up again. :)

Jenni-Raie said...

i dunno, i think that one is pretty pretty too!

Betsy said...

I love this! Very cool and different. Your ripple is gorgeous too--when I finish the Babette, perhaps I will do a ripple? what on earth am I going to do with all these afghans? I live in the south after all. yipes.

thanks for visiting the wonderland5 blog--I'll be back to check on your progress!

PĂ©itseoga said...

hi! lovely colours, great ripple, the kureyon project is gorgeous, what's the pattern called on knitty? i'd love to make a scarf with it!