Thursday, March 17, 2016

Pie Report and St. Patrick's Day Crochet

Today, I repeat a post from years ago.

May the luck of the Irish be with you this St. Patrick's Day.  But first, I need to (as the expression goes) tie up a loose end.

Remember the pi, I mean pi, my spouse (with encouragement from me) made for Pi Day what some Italians call "grass pie" but is also called Torta Pasqualina?

I promised I would tell you how it tasted.  And then, I wrote two posts about my flowers.

So, in case you were wondering...

It was delicious!  The crust, made from pizza dough, was perfect.  It was even Weight Watchers friendly.  And here's a picture of the final result.  We gave some to my mother in law, and I hope she and my brother in law "B", who lives with her, enjoyed it, too.

Not quite a St. Patrick's Day dish but part of it is green.

And now for traditional St. Patrick's Day post.

St. Patrick's Day Crochet

I've been crocheting for some 45 years now.  I don't do as much as I used to, for various reasons, but I still crochet a gift or two each year. I also work on crochet projects when I am on the road, since my loving spouse does the driving.

I haven't blogged much about my crochet hobby, but crochet has been a treasured part of my life.  My Mom wanted to teach me to crochet but rheumatoid arthritis robbed her of her ability to do any needlework by the time I was old enough. Instead, a high school friend taught me, and I've never looked back.  But although she didn't teach me, I still feel a link to my Mom whenever I pick up a hook.

These are both projects I worked on 20 or more years ago.  I got the afghan pattern from a magazine that no longer exists, I believe.

I have no idea where I got the pattern for the Christmas stocking.  But there is a special reason why the stocking has shamrocks on it.
This has a special meaning for me and a certain family member.  I made this for his first birthday.

So, today, although I am not Irish, I will wear some green. And wish family member a happy birthday.

Is St. Patrick's Day special to you?


  1. Happy wearing of the green to you today! I love the day because I have Irish friends whom I love.

  2. Happy St Patrick's Day, Alana. I've always been fascinated by the Irish - their literature, music and turn of phrase.
    You are a master craftsperson, my friend. That afghan looks beautiful!

  3. Not special, but I am wearing a pair of crocheted, then felted shamrock earrings today.

  4. Your Crochet pieces are sure pretty. I don't do anything that fancy, but I start only a few years ago crochet that is.
    Coffee is on

  5. Good job on this, happy St Patrick's Day


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