11 October 2010

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I'm a regular Susie-Homemaker today. DH has been moaning that he wanted a pineapple upside down cake for the past several days.  I was going to cheat and buy a mix but the Super Walmart here didn't carry them anymore!  So, I bought a small yellow cake mix meant for a batch of cupcakes, or a jiffy yellow cake mix would do.  I mixed the mix as per directions.  In the bottom of a round cake pan I melted 1/4 cup butter and mixed 1/2 cup of brown sugar.  I had a large can of pineapple and I used about half the slices and put some maraschino cherries in the circles and big open spots.  Baked at 350 degrees for about 1/2 hour.  Here it is...

Crocheted Christmas Throw is Finished!

I've had a couple skeins of Christmasy yarn for several years now. I didn't know what to do with them then the idea popped into my head to take the white Red Heart SS in my stash and these Christmas yarns and make a giant granny square afghan/throw thingie. Here, in all it's glory is (drum roll here) my latest completed creation! I did have to buy an extra skein of the white and I ended up making it 3 rounds shorter than I wanted to.  The white in between the Christmas colors is one round larger each time but I figured it would be ok as is.  I ended up with maybe 10 extra feet of the white so I cut it pretty close with the amount of white.  I still have about 1/3 skein of each of the green and red yarns.  I figure it would be nice as an embellishment on something else I may make for Christmas.  This creation goes to a dear friend--not sure which one yet though.  :)

Closeup of the shell edging
Hugs to all of you!

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern

It's getting to be that time of year again.  If you're like me, you're starting to think about Christmas and what you'd like to crochet.  These napkin holders might be just the thing to dress up your table for the holidays.  Happy Holidays!
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