Chicken Noodle Sunday

 

Its an amazing day…a bit on the cool side. OK, so maybe -23 degrees at 1:00pm isn’t considered balmy, but I’m in the house and it is sunny so easy enough to fool one into believing it is a near spring-like day The dogs are a little more in tune with reality.

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Today is the first race of the NASCAR season! The All American Race Daytona 500! Love watching the race! Go Junior!! Perfect time for me to sit and watch the race and work on my latest crochet project. This is my version of the Tri-Color Afghan for the upcoming Spring Into Summer for BBR fundraising event. Dog hair included.

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Joey was pretty fascinated with the race. He had never really seen one and loved spending time with Papa watching it.

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As tradition dictates it is also the day to try new recipes. Today its homemade Chicken and Noodles. I will throw out the recipe in a bit once its done. I’m inspired by a number of people when I cook: Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) is one of them. The dinner I am making today is a version of her recipe for Homemade Chicken and Noodles. You have got to browse her recipes. I love her down-home style cooking, her writing style and her Basset Hound Charlie! Anyway, the finished product was delicious!!

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Until next time – stay warm and hug your hounds!

 

African Flower Hexagon Afghan

I have never tried the African Flower before but have always wanted to. I’m thinking of an upcoming raffle that might be the perfect place for me to donate it to. So, Let’s begin…
I’m using an “H” or 5.00 mm hook for this project along with a variety of colors. Kind of a fun way to use of some of the extra yarn I seem to always have stuffed away.
Chain 5 and slip stitch at the first chain to form a ring. 
Chain 3 (this is going to be counted as the first double crochet).. 1 double crochet. *Chain 1, 2 double crochets – repeat from the * 4 more times. You should end up with a total of 12 double crochets in groups of 2 separated by a single crochet. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first chain 3. Change colors.
Slip stitch in the the space to the right of the chain 3 in the previous ring. In the same space double crochet, chain 1, 2 double crochet. In the following 5 chain 1 spaces on previous row: 2 double crochets, chain 1, 2 double crochets. Slip stitch to the top of the first chain 3. When you are done there will be 6 sets.
Slip stitch into the next chain 1 space. Chain 3. 6 double crochets in the same space for a total of 7. In each of the next chain 1 spaces 7 double crochets. Change colors.
Single crochet in the top of each of the next 7 doubles form the previous row. At the space created by the sets of double crochets make a long double reaching down 2 rows to form the flower. (7 singles, 1 double, 7 singles, 1 double, etc). Change color.

Double crochet in the next 4 – the 4th should be the middle of the petal. 1 single crochet and double crochet in the same space. Double crochet around until you get to the middle of each petal. In that do 1 double, 1 single, 1 double. Finish off.
If you would like to add another round of color repeat the previous row.
Weave in ends and sew hexagons together using a whip stitch.
Once I have more progress I will update this post.