Sunday, May 20, 2007

Round Ripple

The pattern is from the book, 100 Crochet Projects by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Wiess. (I know I've also seen it in one of those little books published by Coats and Clarks, but I can't remember which one.) The afghan is made with 7 skeins of Light and Lofty in Tahoe and a N hook. The finished afghan measures about 60" in diameter. It's nothing fancy- just another stash busting project.

I'm thinking I'm going to really like this new autosave feature on Blogger with the way our Internet has been behaving lately. We've had nothing but trouble for three days, and it's very frustrating to have a post ready only to have the Internet go down. I do try to post, but I sometimes lose what I've written. (As I get older I seem to have less patience, and it doesn't take much to frustrate me.)

I'm going to have to buy groceries this afternoon before the rains come again this week. They're forecasting a chance of rain for the entire week, and buying groceries when you drive a pickup with a regular cab is not something that you want to do in the rain.

I'm thinking about trying to make my own vegetarian chili. I used to be able to buy it in the can, and I'd make hot dogs with it. I can't find the chili in the cans anymore, so I'm going to be forced to try to make it myself. I've found one recipe that sounds pretty easy and can be cooked in the slow cooker. I'll let you know how it turns out.


Deneen said...

The round ripple is very pretty.

We used to get this vegetarian chili here also, Steve & Ed's, made with TPK or something (fake meat) that we loved with hot dogs-they changed the formula and then stopped carrying it here too. I think Hormel has a canned chili, but it looked like dog food-so we didn't get it again (I can't remember what it tasted like though). So, yes, keep us posted.

Priscilla said...

I love the round ripple! I tried to make a one for a baby, and it wouldn't lie flat. It was like I had too many points on the star. So I am very impressed that yours lies so flat!