Perhaps it's the cold weather, or maybe it's that there are so many lovely patterns available at the moment, but I just can't seem to get enough of it. I have three long term crochet projects on the go at the moment .....
My 2015 Mood Blanket ...... Wow, it has grown a bit since this picture was taken !!! An update will happen on January 31st, after the first month of the year is over.
Sophies Universe ..... a CAL that has got me completely hooked (Hee Hee), and will run for 20 weeks. This one is for me, and will eventually be a lovely afghan.
And a second Sophies Universe. This one came to be, because my plan (which will remain a secret for now) for the first one, was not going to work out.
So three long term crochet projects needed long term homes ..... the Joann and Michael's bags were just not cutting it. Ugly .... Ugly .... Ugly .... they were, and I can't stand that crinkly, packet noise that plastic makes !!!
I pulled out old faithful again ..... my reusable shopping bag pattern. It's roomy, it's cute and it's quick to make. I dug out some stray pieces of duck cloth (I like the thickness of it for these bags), as well as some half cards of binding I had left over from previous projects, and spent a couple of blissful hours sewing.
See what I mean about roomy !!! One of the bags is holding 14 skeins of yarn, without a problem :-)
Here they are, all packed full of yarny goodness.
I'm not the neatest person ... my parents will vouch for that, but I do like everything to have a home ... and a plastic shopping bag did not fit the bill !!!
Last week I mentioned my friend Val's recipe series that she's running on her blog .....
Well recipe number two, was for Hot Chocolate. I am not a hot chocolate person - I find those sachets you buy at the grocery store pretty tasteless to be honest. However, there is a restaurant back home, called Spur, that makes THE most delicious hot chocolate (the only one I've ever enjoyed. Even Starbucks hot chocolate doesn't do it for me). This recipe tastes almost identical to that, So THIS HOMEMADE MIX, may just have changed my views ..... it is outstanding !!! You really need to give this a try !!!
The kids believe that unless it come served with spray cream and sprinkles, the hot chocolate is not the real deal !!!!
Thanks for popping by for a visit - I so appreciate it.
Until next time ...... Happy Crafting !!!