Friday, July 10, 2009

A Sweetheart Ripple Weekend


I've been working on the Sweetheart Ripple afghan before work and at lunch time. I really need to spend a good bit of time on it this weekend. Maybe Sunday?

I've got a bit of a headache right now - disagreeable ride home from work today. Don't you think there is too much noise pollution these days? Ever sit in a line of traffic next to someone with their radio at maximum volume? Ever feel your steering wheel vibrate from the bass emanating from two cars over? (((shudder))) I'm glad I only live 20 minutes away from my job. We had to listen to a racket at work too. They have been updating our sound system and PA system all week. Someone decided to put an obnoxious radio station on, with lots of electric guitars and pounding drums and they cranked up the volume to levels that made you cringe! OMG! It took two days of complaints from employees in various departments, but someone finally changed the radio station to something a little more mellow. When you’re cooped up in a cubicle 8 hours a day and listening to heavy metal rock, your nerves quickly frazzle and the voices in your head start telling you to hurt someone! Anyway, they are sacrificing one of the speakers in our area in order to keep the volume down.

Thank God for the end of one rough week at work! In spite of the fact that I was off Monday, it seemed to take forever to pass. Like a kidney stone – painfully! It’s Friday – need I say more?

All of this has sent me packing on a mental vacation. Don’t mind me – right now, I’m in a lounge chair on a Caribbean beach listening to a steel drum band playing on a veranda. I have an “umbrella” drink in my hand. Gentle island tunes and shore birds calling, soft breeze, warm sunshine…what else could you ask for?

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  1. That is a gorgeous blanket! Is the pattern a free one or if not where can I find it. It looks great!

  2. Thanks for the nice comment, Shana! I left a link to the pattern on your blog. For anyone else who might be interested, the pattern can be found here:

  3. I love this was on the cover of Crochet World a few months back and I fell in love with it. Yours is wonderful! It looks great in red & white - definitely makes the hearts pop.

  4. Great job on the afghan! I've been eyeing it in the magazine for a while, trying to decide whether or not to start one. I know they did (or are doing) a Sweetheart Ripple CAL on Crochetville, but I didn't join it because I figured I had enough going on, but don't we always do that to ourselves? I think most crafters are famous for taking on a lot of projects ;-)

  5. I LOVE THIS PATTERN!!!!!!! Thanks for the link. I'll add it to my queue.