Wanted: a cure for ripple mania (vagusfacerephilia ad absurdum).
Symptoms: an obsessive desire to crochet undulating lines.
In the early stages of the disease victims tend to use only one yarn (albeit a multi-coloured one) per item.
As the mania takes hold, the victim will progress to using 2 or 3 subtle shades.
In later stages of the disease even more colours and curious fringes may be added.
In extreme cases victims may be observed hand-painting yarns and introducing clashing/70s-inspired colour shcemes:
(these extreme examples produced by patient CK between 07/10/07 and 10/10/07)
causes: uncertain, but may include: exposure to 200 Ripple Stitches by Jan Eaton; hanging out with knitters; the desire to do something relaxing and meditative without all the faff of meditating.
diagnosis: a tentative diagnosis of ripple mania may be confirmed by viewing the patient's notebook on Ravelry.
prognosis: we dread to think...