Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A bit about Chicken soup and chunky crochet blankies ( I learnt to crochet Vstitch *yay*)
Its been a drizzly kind of day here at the cottage, bits of patchy cloud, splashes of rain here and there,,,, But I did capture this beautiful rainbow this morning brightening it all up.....
The flue bug has attached itself to me of late and I just can't seem to shake it.
Where was I???
Oh yes,,, chicken soup,, their chicken and veg soup was delicious and I was allowed a bowl for helping, But not to big a bowl ( Mum used to say) as its for the old people to make them feel better ! .. But thats ok cause mum used to cook it for me to and it was just as delish xx
Anyways many years down the track when I started my own family and one of us was feeling poorly I rang and asked mum how to cook the meals on wheels chicken soup, she simply said :
Cover with water and boil up some chicken pieces with an onion, wash and soak some dry soup mix you know the sort with the split peas, barley and lentils , peel and chop up some good fresh veg, make sure you add diced turnip, parsnip and celery for the real flavours. once chicken is cooked remove chicken pieces from pot and strip meat from bone, throw meat back into pot with the veg and drained dry soup mix and boil for a bit, then simmer until veg is tender.
(Yep thats pretty much how I wrote it down as mum told me over the phone ;)
and thats it,, The bestest ever tasting ( I think so anyways) Simple , fresh home made chicken and veg soup.
Now as I sat Bowl full of chicken soup, reading through my favourite blogs I came across a post from a lovely blogger ( I also follow her on instagram and Facebook lol) anyways she has been making these most wonderful crochet baby blankets from a crochet stitch called Vstitch..
Well I had this ever so chunky wool I had no idea what I was going to do with until... well Thats it!!! so I stitched up this mega chunky blanket in a weekend ,,oh yes I did :)
(This is with a chunky wool and a size 7 hook)
thepatchworkheartuk Her crochet is just beautiful,,,,,and as Heather said on her blog if you google Vstich crochet there are plenty of tutorials on how its done...
Here is a little Sneak Peek at the Vstitch knee rug I started yesterday, think I'll call her Vintage girl ;) . (This is with an 8ply acrylic wool and a size 3.5 hook)