String of Red Peppers

Food is good in Italy, nobody can deny that. In Sicily it isn't any different, of course. A lot of the souvenirs in tourist shops have to do with food. Cook books, magnets of lemons, cooking aprons, attributes to cook with, name it and you'll find it. 

What I wanted to buy before we left, was a string of red peppers, one of the local foods we ate a lot. The night we arrived, our host even welcomed us with spaghetti aglio e olio (pasta with garlic, red peppers and olive oil). So it seemed like a proper souvenir. But from the moment I started looking for the pepper strings, I only came along shops that didn't sell it. Have you ever experienced this, too? Fact is: happens to me all the time. Beautiful painted hornbill in Costa Rica, great Hawaiian quilt, the nicest Menorcan avarcas ever seen, I all had to buy them the first time I laid eye on it, because when I wanted to buy it (another time or another place) it was sold, stores didn't have it in that particular town or they didn't have my size anymore.

I still haven't learned my lesson, I guess, because I came home without the string of peppers. So I made it myself, that of course isn't as nice as bringing them from the island, but they look nice in my kitchen anyway.

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I used this free pattern.

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Comments

  1. oh my , this is fabulous, we eat these peppers dried all the time so have to make this for my husband! thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

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  2. Isn't that the truth! Buy it when you see it! I love your string of peppers and they will last forever and supply you with endless memories!

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  3. That's a clever way round your problem. I find that all the time too, shops are busting at the seams with an item until you are ready to buy then they all magically vanish!

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  4. Love the cute peppers you have made. I've never seen crocheted veggies before.

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