Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Comfort food and hooky time

 Chicken and brown rice soup with carrots and celery. I made this for Penny and I and chili for Mark. It is just a soup time for us. Easy to swallow and warm in the tummy.
 Of course, I have been having some hooky time. Must have my hooky time. The photo above, is the unfelted bag. I used Patons Wool and a 5.5 (I) hook to create this felted granny square bag. I was so surprised how much it shrank. You honestly just do not ever know how felted projects will turn out. Part of the fun of it. The unfelted base was 18-inches square. It felted out to 10 1/2-inches! I had thought I would need to make a lining for it, but nope. It is dense enough to be nice without one. The pattern is just the most basic of granny square. I added 4 rounds of single crochet around the top before I did the handle. I always attached my handles before felting. I like the seamless look of it and knowing they will not come unattached, no matter the weight inside the bag. Will take it to the wool shows we will be vendoring at in April. Did you happen to notice the buttons on the sidebar? Penny and I will be at Greencastle and Charlestown both in April. And Farmer's Market will be starting mid-May.
 I had this great red button in my stash already which was a plus.
These are the cuties on my counter. All three were gifted to me. :o) And then there is Dollface Laura's sweet Valentine. Just a cheery spot when you come in the back door (which is my front door...you know they say back door friends are best). Can you see the cookbook peeking out of the basket? That was gifted to me by a co-worker of Mark's who knew I loved me some raggedies a couple years ago. I love cookbooks. Shame I don't actually cook....

6 comments:

Barb said...

Love your hooky....

food looks scrumptous.

Conni said...

OK...the one raggedy looks like someone shaved her head. I'm just sayin'! The bag is cute. Glad you are able to get some hook time in even though you have not felt well.

Penny said...

Yay we are both feeling a lil bit better and having hooky time. I've got 3 bags waiting to for a few finishing touches before being felted.

The soup was delish!

Pamela said...

Oh...the soup looks so good. It sure is soup weather. When I saw your title I thought you misspelled hocky. hehe. Hooky time I can understand--I have to have some once in a while myself. Neat purse!

Connie said...

The bag is terrific, love it!!!

Laura-IH said...

What a pretty bag, and cute display with your dollies. I want to come over and play! : )