It's a beautiful Friday morning here in Toronto, sunny and seasonably warm. The oppressive heat and humidity of the last few days came to a rainy and stormy end last night. Looks like it's going to be a really nice day and a nice weekend!
For show and tell today I have a Scrap Ripple Cloth. The pattern is written for worsted weight cotton but I decided to use up some fingering weight cotton scraps so my foundation chain row was 54 ch (a multiple of 11 ch, plus 10) on a 2.25mm hook. The resulting cloth is 7" wide, and after a few more of these my urge to crochet a scrap ripple blanket should be completely cured!
In her pattern directions, Anastacia Zittel remarks "I vetoed using plain single crochet or plain double crochet because I felt that was too boring – hence mixing the two in this cloth!" She's right, it does make it more interesting. My shell pink stripes are repeats of Anastacia's first five rows and the narrower lilac purple stripes are just rows 2-4 ... mostly because I only had a small amount of purple. I had hoped to add a few more colours - ivory and burgundy - but the yarn weights were too mismatched so it's just these two colours.
So it ends up as a very lightweight, very fine, very pastel cloth, perhaps more suitable as a baby girl's washcloth than a dishcloth. This cloth took 20 grams of yarn, leaving me with 24 grams leftover of mostly pink. My thought is to make a matching cloth in just pink (hurray that means fewer ends to weave in!) and then bundle them with some baby wash and a small tub toy for a shower gift.
I'm heading over to Tami's Amis now to see what everyone else is 'showing and telling'. Why not have a look for yourself?