Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Baa Baa Sheep

Well Christmas is over and it's time to start manifesting all those great crocheting ideas from my head into baby blankets! Sheep always make great baby blankets. Here are a couple of squares that I finished. Will post another picture when I get two rows done.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Project: Girl's Crochet Shawl or Stole

Well I'm starting a new project that I'm designing. I usually run two projects a time: A filet thread project and then a tunisian yarn project...just to break up the monotony. I haven't started my new tunisian project yet, and when I do I'll post a picture of the beginning. Here is a picture of the beginning of a pretty pink shawl for my 8-year-old, soon to be 30-year-old cousin, Reghan.
I purchased perle cotton thread from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs: http://www.shadylane.com/. On a scale of 1 to 5, she gets 5 crochet hooks for quality and choice of colors and here's a bonus: All of her thread is made here in the U.S.A. I don't know about anyone else, but the thread and yarn I've been purchasing from Wal-Mart that has been manufactured overseas is not that great of quality. I've often seen yarn knotted together throughout many skeins that I've purchased from companies whose thread has been made in China or India, yuck!!! Anyone else has had that problem?
But I do have a confession to make. I'm still learning to filet crochet with uniformity. Any tips from you veteran filet crocheters would be greatly appreciated.

Monday, September 15, 2008

And here is the finished product:

Friday, September 12, 2008

Pineapple Curtains

After almost a year, I finally got one set of curtains done. Here is when I first started: