Sunday, January 16, 2011

Crochet Thief & Pizza Rolls



I’m constantly losing my tapestry needles.  I’ve been keeping one stuck in a crocheted flower and haven’t lost it since… Except yesterday when some certain K-9 stole my hook AND my flower when my back was turned.  We found the flower without the needle in it in the backyard.  We still haven’t found the hook.  That was my last lighted crochet hook that had not been stolen and destroyed.  The only thing still in existence in this picture (which was just taken yesterday) is the pink flower.  Grrr!  See why I hesitate to spend $14 on a crochet hook?  (Besides the fact that $14 is just a stupid price.)

By the way, I think I told ya’ll I was using an H hook on the Red Granny Blanket, but it’s a J.  Big difference there.  But now since that J disappeared yesterday, I’m using a K.  Good grief!



Red Granny Blanket Progress

Doesn’t look like much yet, but it will!


Pizza Rolls

These were good.  Much better than I expected.  I just expected them to be okay, but we really liked them.  We ate them for lunch and dinner last night.  For lunch, we baked them for approx. 15 minutes at 350 degrees (with tops on).  (Keep in mind they were at room temperature at that time before we put them in the oven.  It may take longer when they’re straight out of the fridge.)  Then at dinner, we just microwaved them for about 1 minute and 15 seconds.  They were good both times, but we preferred them baked in the oven.  The bread was crispy that way.  They’re very soft when you just microwave.  Definitely a keeper.  I’ll make these again.


These are the assembled rolls that have not been baked.  They went back into the bread bag and into the fridge for noshing later.  Pretty cool.  Again, the recipe is HERE.  I added onions, garlic, and oregano when I browned the meat.  I got seven rolls from 1 pound of hamburger, 1 jar of pizza sauce, and 8-oz of shredded mozzarella.




Somebody is shaggy & scruffy and needs to go to the groomer.  He is also a crochet hook thief and needs a spanking.


  1. Hi Pam, yup 14$ is too much esp. if they keep getting stolen. My son would love those sandwiches,I'll have to try 'em. Love the red granny and you crack me up ...I could just see ya whittling a hook from a twig in your backyard. Have a fab wknd! Hugs Oh and the guys made if off the roof in one piece!

  2. Years ago . . and I mean 30+ years ago, Paka (my 1st fur~baby as an employed college graduate) and I were at the vet for her yearly shots and a man came in carrying a cat. That cat had swallowed a needle and he was hoping the vet could remove it before it caused any major trouble.

    That has SO BOTHERED ME all these years, and I am like you . . .my needles can disappear when I have them in my hands using them. I will look until the cows come home for them and very seldom do they show up.

    I think the "dryer sock thief" takes them to wherever socks losti n the dryer go to live. I mean . . those socks might nee dto be darned . . won't they?

  3. Mmm, I can almost smell those pizza rolls! Funny-I have the same problem with the yarn needles- you'd think they are a very precious commodity the way I guard them now!

  4. I googled those hooks after reading your post yesterday. Here in Australia, they're asking $19.95 each for them - and then postage/handling on top of that !!! The hooks do look interesting though.

  5. Just crochet him a stuffy toy in the shape of a hook, maybe that will do the trick ;-)

    I love pizza anything - sounds good anytime!

    Your grannies look sweet!

  6. Hi Pammy... Yup 14$ for those hooks is a bit steep I'd say.. I wont ever buy them. my problem is both cats and dogs.. Darning needles go into a little pouch I have.. other wise I would be buying new ones every week. as would crochet hooks or loom tools.
    Those pizza rolls look yummy and will have to try them.. My hubby likes anything pizza... especially with loads of cheese and stuff...
    love those granny's. Can't wait to see the finished product..
    Hugs from South Texas for the moment. Birgit

  7. Pammy, now you know why I never spend that much on one unless I'm prepared to guard with dear life. Try having 5 cats to play with your yarn and hooks!

  8. LOL, I've found more than a few of my crochet hooks chewed up and destroyed by my 4-legged kids! Fortunately, they were all the cheap plastic ones...Your granny blanket is looking great :-)

  9. OMG! I'd be so worried that one of the dogs had swallowed the needle! I hope not.

  10. Is this the SOY guy. Arrest him now.

    You blanket is looking great. Can't wait to see this one finished. Yes, I said it... FINISHED.


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