3 projects to hand in!
Name: Crochet Slippers
These slippers definitely use the number 4, as you need to make 4 soles for them! Each slipper has two soles, making them extra strong and squishy. These were made for a co-worker - after seeing the slippers I gave to my supervisor she asked me to make her a pair as well! For some reason the pink and brown together remind me of chocolates, possibly because I had quilting fabric awhile ago that had a pink background with fancy chocolates printed on it.
Challenge: Hog's Head Drinks
Name: Mom's mulled punch
This recipe for punch is from an old version of the Betty Crocker cookbook. It's actually meant to be a cold punch, but my mom tried mulling it many years ago and it's a big hit!
Mulled Soft Apple-Cranberry Punch
6 cups water
4 cups cranberry juice (use 100% juice blends, not a cocktail with added sugar. We like cran-raspberry or cran-pomengranate)
2 cups apple or soft cider
2/3 cup sugar (can cut it back)
1 cup strongly brewed black tea
1 can lemonade concentrate
1 cup orange juice
10-15 whole cloves
3-5 cinnamon sticks
15-20 whole allspice
Mix all these ingredients together in a large pot. Mull over medium low heat for at least an hour, but the longer the better! It's absolutely delicious. Everyone thinks it will be strange but ends up loving it.
Class: CoMC OWL
Name: Owlies Layette
I wanted to make a newborn set for this baby, and didn't have the extra money for a bunch of yarn. I've had this brown DK weight for forever intending to make myself a vest, but just haven't gotten around to it. Since sweater vests haven't been as popular the last few years, I thought it would make a great baby boy set!
I added some owls to a plain hat and sweater, since my favourite animal is the owl (also, cable patterns for squirrels don't exist, which is my husband's favourite). After finishing those I had more time, so I made booties. Still had lots of time, so I crocheted him a blanket! I ran out of yarn to finish completely in brown, but I love the cream edging I added instead.
I'll try to remember to post pictures in March once he's wearing it