"Everything but the sugar," I replied. The cashier called over to the manager to ask about the sugar, and the manager said it had been discontinued. Something about rising prices and not being able to secure a good deal. No more granulated sugar in a pretty pink package at Trader Joe's.
"It's a food crisis," joked the cashier. Now a joke like that should send a girl like me over the edge. After all, I'm all too familiar with food crises, being an avid reader of post apocalyptic literature. Just the mention of rising prices and diminishing supplies should have sent me to every store in town to stock up on sugar. But instead, I stocked up on something else while out shopping:
We might be out of sugar, but there will be no shortage of crochet thread in my house. I'm too busy crocheting to bake anyways.
As promised, here's the crochet star pattern.
Materials: Crochet thread, size 30. Crochet hook, size 10.
Step 1: Chain 5, join with slip stitch to form ring.
Step 2. Chain 3. 14 double crochet in ring. Slip stitch to 3rd chain of chain 3 to form circle.
Step 3: * Chain 5. 1 single crochet in 2nd chain, 1 half double crochet in next chain, 1 double crochet in next chain, 1 triple crochet in next chain. Skip 2 double crochet, slip stitch in next double crochet. * Repeat from * to * four more times to create five points, ending with slip stitch at base of first point. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Make lots and lots. Let me know if you think of something clever to do with them.
Now for my next project: researching how to grow sugar beets and extract sugar from them. Just in case.