Jane's Hooked on Crochet

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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Another Shawl Completed

Well, I decided to add the orange/brown funky yarn to the Homespun shawl. It looks really great, and it's definitely a one of a kind. My own Tunisian design with Homespun and this yarn. It has a thin thread with oval shapes, they look like seed pods. Colors - off white, tan, brown, orange. I finished the shawl on Sunday, in time to take it to the group get-together Monday evening.
I'll take a picture, then post it here.
I started on a baby blanket (friend's request) with the DK weight yarn I bought at the conference. It is white with blue and has a little shimmer. I swatched about a dozen stitch patterns before I selected the present design. Started with a mitered square, since I learned it in a conference class. Then swatched a double in Tunisian. I liked both, but wasn't sure they showed the yarn in it's best light. Then tried some other crochet stitches, finally decided on a shell pattern from Terry Kimbrough book. The body of the afghan and a top ruffle will be done with the white/ blue, then there is an under-ruffle I'll do in blue. It has a mesh before the 2 ruffles to weave in a satin ribbon.


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