Rippler

Crochet.jpgLook at what I’m doing! I’m crocheting my ass off is what I’m doing. Inspired by the ripple-along, I am now well on my way to my very first afghan. I think I’m about a third of the way through a full sized blanket.

When I think “afghan” I think seventies, I think acrylic, and I think cheesy. Rather than shy away from these quintessential afghan qualities, I have decided to fully embrace my inner Cindy Brady. I bought the boldest, most intense colors I could find, in the cheapest yarn I could tolerate, and I sat down to create my masterpiece. I call it, “Kate and the Amazing Technicolor Dream-ghan.”

I know, it’s kind of totally hideous, but it’s also kind of totally awesome. This is how my life feels lately, hideously fantastic, and soon I will have an afghan to match.

Crocheting is an excellent project for when the Sabres game is literally too stressful to watch. When you feel like you might puke from excitement and anxiety, you can take your eyes off the screen and crochet for awhile without really missing too much of the action.

Robin and I are going to attempt to scalp tickets for tomorrow’s game. (Robin and I scalping tickets to a sporting event is a scenario more hilarious than I could possibly explain here, so I won’t even try, but trust me, it’s funny.) It will be difficult for me to leave my afghan at home, but I am quite certain that crocheting at a hockey game is frowned upon.

Go Sabres!

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6 Responses to “Rippler”


  1. 1 Pretty May 18, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    woah, so many posts. I haven’t learned how to crotch-it yet. that technicolor dream-ghan is good colors. nice.

  2. 2 Robin May 18, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    Ah hah! Now I know the real reason for our change of plans. Just kidding, all of our reasons are equally ridiculous and therefore totally valid.

  3. 3 Jennifer May 18, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    I think it is BEAUTIFUL and it is such a Grandma thing to do…learning how to crochet is on my list of things to learn how to do.

  4. 4 Sam May 18, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    Good luck with the tickets! I actually got to go to Games 3 & 4 of the Minnesota-Anaheim series last month. Didn’t work out too well for the Wild in the end, but Game 4 was the most fun I’ve ever had at a hockey game, and that’s saying something…

  5. 5 Shalini May 19, 2007 at 12:31 am

    Not hideous. Totally Awesome.

  6. 6 Courtney May 19, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    That is such a fabby dream-ghan. I’m totey jealy. I just ripped out two stripes of mine because I found a mistake. Fowf. I think if it were a teensy bit smaller, you could totally bring it to the game. Go Sabres!


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