Hubby has been working really hard this week and he's seen some grim scenes at the hospital which has worn him down. I know there's a real sense of the curve flattening in most countries but the situation in hospitals are still very serious. There's not much I can do to help with the crisis on the front lines but I have hook and can crochet! So will continue my "leave crochet food in hospital pantry to see if anyone notices" campaign.
I managed to find a bamboo steamer and put my Xiao Long Baos in it. Thing is, the steamer had two levels, so I decided to make some Jiao Zhis too. Also pork filled deliciousness but pan fried or steamed and these often have a bit of veg in them. Both very popular dim sum dishes and hopefully another fun surprise for hubby's colleauges.
If you fancy making some I got the pattern from genuinemudpie, she also has a pattern for soy sauce so definitely go check them out! I made mine smaller so I did a magic ring and 6 sts start and reduced the edging to 2hdc rather than 3.
I also gave them silly looking faces so they're either grimacing or smiling in a serial-killer-at-the-weekends kinda way.
For the final touch I put a bit of makeup on their cheeks (I literally used a bit of foundation) so they look pan-kissed and slightly sizzled.
For the ones I did in cream yarn I gave them pink cheeks.
Same as the Xiao Long Baos I used:
- Crown 4-ply acrylic yarn in white/cream;
- Pink and Brown embroidery thread;
- Polyester filling;
- 3mm eyes and
- brooch pin.
Here's my son again (after bribing him with screen-time) modelling the Gyoza pin.
Will put a few on my Etsy shop too if anyone fancies some for brunch x