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: 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.