A Little Help…

Oh, sure–I have a busload of other projects that need doing but fact is, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this scrumptious little baby ripple project…for that “certain” baby.

I’m trying out the stripe generator for the first time, so that I can get a feel for working with random colors. It’s kinda fun–in a wild sort of way–to let the computer tell me yarn to use next. This way, if it turns out a hideous waste, then of course it would be the computer’s fault. If, on the other hand, it turns out to be the most beautiful thing on earth, well then, it will be entirely MY doing. I sure you see my logic.


Now then, my friends…I’d like your opinion. My wise and all knowing daughter picked out a handful of lovely, trendy colors for this particular project and I’m having trouble deciding whether to use all 6 or not.

What do you think? With the yellow?

or without?

You know, if it were up to me, I’m just old school enough to think all colors need to be baby pastels, but I’m surrounded by brilliant, modern folk who are educating me on the finer art of color blending. It’s scary, unbroken ground, but I’ll tough it out and hopefully be wiser in the end.

So help me…please.

Yellow? No yellow? White? No white?

I’m terrifically stumped…

but I’ll wait patiently for your reply.

Well, until the cookies run out at least.

9 Replies to “A Little Help…”

  1. I agree with Stephanie, definitely use all the colors. You need the white and yellow for balance. Of course I’m currently doing a ripple with the 7 colors my son picked out (it’s his blanket) all brights…
    Honey Bee Yellow
    Bright Teal
    Neon Green
    Baby Girl Pink (this and the orange were the two he was adamant about)
    Construction Orange
    Royal Purple
    Despite my misgivings as I stood in the isle looking at his color choices, it’s turning out quite lovely. I’m trying to do a random repeat with the 7 colors. Wish I had thought to work it out on the computer like you did. I’m just marking the beginning of each set of 7 and going random in that repeat.
    Happy hooking!

  2. For what it’s worth, in the quilting world at least, yellow is considered a magic color and really does wonders when included in a quilt. I really think you should use all the colors – I think you’ll be very happy with the results.

  3. I agree with the ladies above. The yellow and white need to be in there to add a little brightness to the blanket. It is going to turn out adorable!

  4. You already know my opinion 😉 but I’ll say again – definitely use the yellow and white. It will be fabulous!!!

  5. I must be the voice of dissent… I despise yellow, so I’d say to leave it out and let the cooler colors make for a soothing blanket.

  6. I think it’s going to look great with all those colors! What I love about stuff like this is that it’s going to keep that little one snuggly and warm no matter what colors you choose… so it’s really a Win-Win situation! 😉

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