Ripple Lap Blanket for Candace - Purples

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(That's Jasmine - Jaz - helping me with the blanket!)


  • Size: 39 inches x 68 inches

  • Colors: Dark Orchid, Medium Purple, Fiesta Jewel, ? (Red Heart Super Saver)

  • Pattern: 93

  • Book: 101 Ripple Stitches - Leaflet 1237 - Designs by Jean Leinhauser - Copyright 1997 - American School of Needlework

  • Hook: K

  • Date: start March 22; finish March 31

Candace and her new husband moved into the neighborhood over a year ago. They seemed like nice people - and happy to be together. Candace is legally blind, although she can see large objects, and her husband was disabled in a wheelchair. Both left the house each morning in a paratransit bus to begin their commute to work, and returned some 12 hours later. Last fall, her husband died unexpectedly at home after a short stay in the hospital with heart problems. And in March, Candace had a double mastectomy. I don't know her well - we say "hi" when our paths cross outside - but I wanted to do something for her.

So, I made her this blanket - a comfortghan you could call it. In spite of it being Red Heart Super Saver yarn, the blanket is soft because of the pattern and the larger-size crochet hook I used - and will become softer after washing. Oh, and, purple is Candace's favorite color!

The stripes of color in this ripple blanket follow this Fibonacci-like number sequence:

3 2 1 1 1 2 3 5 1 1 2 1 1 5 3 2 1 1 1 2 3
M X M D M D X M E D E D E M X D M D M X M

where M = Medium, X = Mix, D = Dark, E = Darker.

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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