Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Old Ripple Afghan Kit

The other day my ex-boss (her name is Dell) came in to work with this oldish looking box and handed it to me. I was like wow...what's this? I turned it over and there was a rectangular hole in the box top with different colored yarns and they also looked old. I opened it up and this is what I saw.  There is no date whatsoever on the instruction sheet anywhere or on the box. I have no clue how old it is.

The yarn is super thin. Dell said that her grandpa's wife's sister had it. Dell is a couple of years younger than I am, and I am in my middle 50's. She's cleaning out a large room that she's had packed full of stuff for years and found it.

The second one is a closer up, which doesn't help. But look at those colors. I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet. I'm wondering if I should try to use it to make the afghan in the instructions. It's just that one side of the page is all that was in it. Needlecraft Corporation of America is the name on the bottom. I've never heard of them myself. I did a google search on them and came up with 3 trademarks they carried but they are all dead: PollyBraid, Kenloft & S - circa 1977, 1980 & 1982 respectively.

On other crochet fronts I have started a project that I just may have a pattern for in the near future. I've discovered something that I can't find very many patterns for, and I'm a little confused as to why not but maybe I'm not looking in the right places. I googled it and it seems that not very many of these are in existence. So I'm tackling that right now in two different threads - #10 & #3. More to come! :o)

That's all I have today crochet wise. This weather has got to give soon. Poor Texas and surrounding scorched states!! I feel for ya'll. We have been having bad afternoon storms. I watched last night's come through. I sit right next to a window crocheting and happened to see something out of the corner of my eye and looked up and the trees were being swooshed around rather violently and I thought oh no....I wonder should I go to the middle of the house. It was a wonder one of them didn't break and come right in the house. I live surrounded by trees and there are two oaks that lean over my place. Granted they help on the cooling bill but since I moved here I have been worried about them snapping in a bad storm and falling. I dodged the bullet again last night. And also did not get any rain out of the storm!!! All around me got rain, but not me. What's up with that??? lol The night before we had tornado warnings.

Well ladies and gent, have a wonderful rest of the day and I hope your little piece of the world is calm and cool. Cya soon!


  1. great she thought of you..would love to see what u do with it.

  2. That is so neat that you got an old box of crochet stuff. Not sure I would want to tackle an afghan-sized anything with that thin yarn though, but I don't know what else you would do with it.

    Do a little rain dance for Pammy Sue and the rest of Texas, will ya? We're dying over here!

  3. Sounds like the kit I used in 1969 to make the 1st ripple I ever made. Bought the kit at Grants of Woolworths, I think. It looks different though . . I think my yarn came in skeins.

  4. They're really nice colours - very unusual combination. A ripple or a round ripple in those colours would be really lovely ... In any case, free yarn is free yarn, lucky you!

  5. Wow! Looks neat! Fun treasure. ;-)

  6. What an interesting gift. Very curious to see what you end up doing with it!

  7. Free yarn and nice colors, how nice. Maybe you could put another yarn with it, crocheting two yarns at a time, so you could use a bigger hook and an afghan would go a little faster. Know what I mean?

    Cindy Bee


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