It is finished, my first ripple. Overall I love it. The pattern is super simple it was fun. I didn't work the ends in as I went, I left them to be weaved in at the end (per the instructions) Next ripple I will work the ends in as I go. After finishing and washing the ends just didn't seem secure and there were bits of yarn sticking out and looking all ick. I had left about 5 inches to work in, so there was plenty of fiber KWIM. Anyway, I ended up going back and adding a double crochet edging to the sides. It doesn't really take away from the overall look and I feel much better sending this off, knowing that when the person washes it again it won't unravel. LOL
I am considering writing my congressman to have my birthday declared a national holiday (yes, I really like my birthday that much)
I'm was married and I'm a mom.
I've been blogging since 2004.
and it's a full spectrum show around here...there is momma blogging, running blogging, Jesus blogging, food blogging, crafty blogging, cancer blogging and sometimes I really kick up the excitement and snap a picture of my latest fingernail polish shade. :D
I have met some incredible people via my ''magic box''.
I love to read.
I love to crochet.
I'm a runner.
Coffee makes me happy.
My kids amaze me.
They are more than I ever deserved.
I have four of them and I homeschool.
I prefer a neatly presented package--but am learning that life is more about messy wrapping and lots of scotch tape.
I am flawed. I make lots of mistakes. I question a lot of things-often.
I don't always feel like it makes sense.
But God always does & I'm learning to just trust Him and swim around in the grace He extends.
In June of 2012, my then ex husband Donald, was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer with mets to his liver. He had exactly zero warning signs. He is forty-three. He is currently undergoing chemo treatments via a chest port every two weeks. He will have chemo for the rest of his life.
There were reasons for our divorce and a cancer dx did not magically make those go away. But God has a plan, greater than any I would create and far different than I ever imagined. This is God making beauty from ashes.