First Filet

March 12th, 2005 · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

I picked up the March issue of Decorative Crochet just to flip through it. (I flip through all of the crochet magazines at the store, don’t you?) Just flipping through. Really. When I saw the Marine Merry-Go-Round, a dolphin-themed filet doily, I was helpless. My mom loves dolphins, so I’ll be making it as a gift for her.

I ordered some Cébélia No. 20 in Horizon Blue. I’m pretty excited because this will be my first doily, my first filet, and the first time I’ve worked with the size 20 thread.

Cebelia Horizon Blue

This was also my first order from Knitting Warehouse. I placed it on Sunday and it arrived Friday, shipped from MI to NC. I also got a ball of gold metallic Knit-Cro-Sheen to do some refurbishing work on something from my husband’s great grandmother, which I’ll show when I’m done.

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sue // Mar 14, 2005 at 2:41 pm

    AH, filet…my passion. Hope you enjoy. It is absolutely gorgeous watching the pictures come alive with your fingers…watch the 20, man can it feel like it’s cutting a line in your finger as it pulls across! LOL
    Can’t wait to see it!

  • 2 Jenn // Mar 13, 2005 at 8:13 am

    I bought that one…that might same project might be a gift for a friend who also loves dolphins, but the main reason I picked it up was the angel doily…MY mom’s passion. It’s easy to get suckered into crochet thread projects just for the dainty beauty, isn’t it?

  • 3 Micky // Mar 13, 2005 at 9:03 pm

    I have a granny square afghan in progress using South Maid size 10 with a 7/1.65 mm needle. I had some of the thread already and out of curiosity just wanted to see how it would be to do an afghan in this size thread. I am sure it will take forever and loads of thread, but they don’t say curiosity killed the cat for nothing.
    Love your site by the way!

  • 4 Sara // Mar 12, 2005 at 3:24 pm

    I hope you post a pic when it’s finished! The thread is really pretty.

  • 5 Vera // Mar 12, 2005 at 12:23 pm

    I love Decorative Crochet although I haven’t seen the latest issue.

    Cebelia is one of my favorite threads.

  • 6 Shi // Mar 18, 2005 at 7:23 am

    I want to learn how to make buttons. Can you suggest where to start? Any How Tos?

  • 7 Laura // Mar 15, 2005 at 11:43 pm

    Love that color. You are much more brave than me, though. Good luck!

  • 8 lulu // Mar 16, 2005 at 6:44 pm

    love the color…
    i just got some yarn from Knitting Warehouse, love it..The michaels by my house has been having really bad yarn selection lately…

  • 9 jess // Mar 12, 2005 at 10:02 pm

    woo! can’t wait to see it! that thread is a gorgeous color! I may need to look up that magazine… :)


  • 10 Karla // Mar 20, 2005 at 2:30 am

    YES, I flip through all the crochet magazines I find! And the knitting, and now I’m starting to look at BEADING magazines! Augh! It wouldn’t be so bad if all I did was LOOK!

    I love the Cebelia. I bought some recently, too, in about 7 different colors. I love them! They’re so pretty to look at. Oh, don’t worry, I’m using them, too, not just LOOKING! :) I bought mine from Herrschner’s and was surprised that it took such a short time to deliver, just as your order from Knitting Warehouse! I’ll have to go check out Knitting Warehouse to compare prices. ;-)

    Be sure to show us the doily when you’re done! And yes, I’ve seen the doily in the March Decorative Crochet – I think you picked a lovely color to crochet it with.

  • 11 Julie // Mar 12, 2005 at 3:38 pm

    Yummy Cebelia! I can’t wait to see how the filet comes along. :)

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