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    Free Crochet Doily Pattern – Mini Splashes of Color

    I’m continuing to use up my stash, and here is a free crochet doily pattern that I created to use up remnant cotton yarn. I like bright bursts of color; hence, the primary and secondary colors. These little doilies will be used under small potted plants or rootings. Notice the avocado seed with it’s emerging sprout. If you want to crochet a set of mini doilies for yourself, here’s the pattern: Free Crochet Doily Pattern Hook: 6.00 / US J10 Yarn used: Lily Sugar’n Cream (worsted, 4 -ply, various colors) and Martha Stewart Crafts cotton-hemp blend (worsted, various colors) Begin with a sliding loop (a.k.a. magic loop).q Picot = chain 4…

  • 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…