Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Latest Project

Crocheting is so relaxing for me. I saw this pattern in an ad on the back of a Crochet! magazine this spring, and loved the lacy ripples. I was excited to notice that the pattern was a free download at Bernat.com.

It's called "Then and Now" because it is actually a vintage pattern that Bernat has re-released in modern colors. The original was in very-70's-shades of orange, yellow, and brown. Bernat's recommended colors are softer creamy and peachy shades... but Bernat yarn wasn't available at the store where I was shopping, so I went with shades of pink in a different brand instead. I also chose to leave off the fringe. After all, there is such a thing as being too retro, right?

8 comments:

pse said...

WOW! I love our colors. And I like it better without the fringe.

pse said...

That should be the colors.

Making Memories 1999 said...

I like the colors! My mom made one like that years ago with the orange and brown colors. Good job!!

Lisa said...

Pretty. I love ripple blankets.

Laura said...

Good Morning!
I'm new to your blog...found it while visiting a friend's...what a lovely job you did on this afghan! I love the pattern...and I'll enjoy reading your other posts!
God bless,
Laura

bp said...

That's so pretty! I'll have to share the link with my Mom.

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

Karla, that is so pretty! You are talented to be able to make that.
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