Hooked 1989

Welcome to my crochet world. Here I will share with you my past projects as well as my new endeavors. Thanks for stopping by. ***NEW!*** View Foodie Friday entries for yummy, yummy food, libations, and tips!

Location: Illinois, United States

Originally from central Illinois, moved to Chicagoland in 1996.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Foodie Friday - Italian Balsamic Dressing

I know this is super simple...but my SIL's family makes this and I have found that I use it more than buying dressing any more.

1/2 c - Balsamic Vinegar
1/4-1/2 c Olive Oil (which ever grade you prefer...I use EVOO=extra virgin olive oil)
2 cloves Minced garlic
2 tsp Italian Seasoning
Salt/Pepper (to taste)

Take seasonings and garlic and add to vinegar. Let sit while you prepare your favorite lettuce salad...or 5 minutes if you used bagged lettuce. In a slow steady stream, wisk olive oil in with fork or wisk until incorporated. (Also, if I'm in a hurry...which is most of the time...I place all ingredients in a mason jar and vigorously shake it for a 1/2 minute or so.) Store leftovers in fridge. Let sit at room temp after fridging it for about 5 minutes and give it another shake...should be good as new!


Thursday, June 22, 2006

Thursday Thong-Along:Christmas Song Thong

***A Christmas Thong w/ a touch of whimsy...a poinsettia in place of a playboy bunny tail. I thought this would look really cute with a red nightie. It's made with Wintuk yarn for durability. Only took me an hour...give or take. Amazing what you can do with leftovers!*** ;)

Monday, June 19, 2006

Mom's Purse w/ LB Micro Spun

This is the purse I made for my mom this past week. She loved it so much she was petting it. :) She was quite pleased. The first time I've ever worked w/ this yarn and loved how silky soft it was.

Sweaters...BH&G Simply Creative Crochet

First, never make wearables out of Homespun...it stretches way too much!
Second, I don't think I'll ever buy this magazine again...both sweaters had to have the fronts ripped out more than once and I marked all the repeats w/ stitch markers to insure I didn't lose my place and even locked myself away from the little one to make sure I was counting properly. Never again. Anyway...the following pictures are the Basketweave Coat and the Wrap Cardigan.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Foodie Friday - Fast Breakfast....

This is what I love to eat when I'm in a hurry...
I can eat in the car while driving and
I used to eat it everyday on the commuter train...

Apples w/ Peanut Butter & Honey Dip
Take 1 or 2 apple (s), wash, core, and slice in 1/2' slices. (My favorite is Royal Gala.)

Take about 1/4 c of peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter...cashew is good too)
and mix well with 1 Tbsp honey (or to taste.)

Dip/scoop peanut butter mixture onto apple and eat...

This way I knew I got at least one fruit and protein in my day...It would probably work with a firm pear too.