• Knitting

    Learn to Knit Socks

    Learn to knit socks in no time at all and enjoy every minute of learning. I learned a few years ago, but I revisited VeryPink’s pattern recently in order to use up leftover yarn. The socks pictured below were knit with Lion Brand 100% wool. I’ll wear them to bed this winter when I know my feet will be cold. I followed the instructions provided by VeryPink; instructions that were updated this month to make it even easier for beginners to learn. The tutorial is $8.00 and comes complete with a pattern and step by step video instructions. You won’t regret spending the money. You’ll use a set of size…

  • Food

    Frosted Almond Twists with Refrigerated Crescent Rolls

    Are you looking for a nibble to serve for tea or for a continental style breakfast? If so, you can’t go wrong with this no-fuss recipe for frosted almond twists. The recipe is from the 1973 Good Housekeeping Cookbook. My absolute favorite cookbook which I picked up at a used bookstore years ago. Recipe for Frosted Almond Twists (1) 8 oz. package refrigerated crescent rolls 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon sugar Icing 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons milk 2 teaspoons softened butter 1/8 teaspoon almond extract Preheat the oven to 375⁰ F. Grease a cookie sheet. Unroll the package of crescent rolls. Maintain the dough in a rectangle…

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  • Knitting

    Knitted Collar Free Pattern – Bamboo Bloom Handpaints Yarn

    This winter, I can’t wait to wear this knitted collar made from Bamboo Bloom Handpaints yarn. It’s so pretty. There are so many Handpaints color blends to choose from. This pattern has a slight ruffling – it’s girly. I plan to wear this over a solid, simple, long-sleeved, lightweight sweater. The Pattern for the Knitted Collar: Needles: No. 11 US or 8.0mm circular knitting needles (29-inch cable) Yarn: 1 skein of Bamboo Bloom Handpaints (the colorway shown here is 313, lot S2005) Cast on 40 stitches. Knit 4 rows. Row 5 (increasing): K1 M1 across the entire row. You’ll end up with a total of 79 stitches on your needle.…