Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hookin' while Hookin'

This weekend (a little late due to work deadlines) the NVO and I escaped  to our annual
Valentine's Day 
Romantic Ice-Fishing Get-a-Way
So what could this ice-fishing trip have to do with a blog based primarily on crochet, 
besides the fashionable ice-fishing neck warmers that 
I crocheted for us last year from this post, you may wonder?

Well, it's the ultimate crocheting get-away, and the ultimate multi-tasking opportunity.

And this is how it all went down:

Hookin' while Hookin'
This is me hookin' while hookin'...

But first the NVO went out early in the morning and set-up the tent and heater.
Then he drilled a couple of 16" deep holes, all the while "she" lays sleeping and 
dreaming, back at the warm cabin, about the day's upcoming outdoor adventure.
Wasn't I right about this being romantic?
Then he comes back to the cabin to retrieve his ice-fishing lady and she gets 
all set-up in the cozy hut with hook and hook and yarn.
She crochets for a while on what seems to be a yellow rose and then...
she leans forward and gives the line a little jiggle with the crochet hook and
 then back to the yellow rose again. 
This method is repeated until this is achieved:
Eight Magnificent Fish! 
The limit is eight - we were very lucky this time to achieve the limit, this is not normal.
...the rest...catch and release.
The reason we did not release these eight is because we love to eat these yummy treats
and the reason we love to eat these is largely due to a recipe we make every year :

Roasted Pecan and Herb Crusted Salmon
(although these are trout not salmon, the recipe is delightful with trout- 
apparently trout and salmon are cousins or something.)

Click here for this heaven sent recipe.

Have an adventurous week!


  1. They look delish. It's nice to know the crochet hook is a multi-purpose tool.

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