Month: November 2016

Curly “Teen” Hat

As soon as I saw the “teen” hat in this November 1962 issue I knew I had to make it! At the time I had a haircut that never would allow it, but now that I’ve made a few, and cut my hair, I think I…

Narrow Tatted Trim

I’ve known how to tat for several years now, but I confess that while I enjoy it I’m not very good at it. Usually I just do a simple trim and then when I make an unfixable  mistake I know the trim has reached the length…

Hot Turkey Salad

My husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary back in October, and I remember making hot chicken salad years ago as a newlywed in our apartment. The November 1962 issue featured the same recipe using turkey, so I knew I needed to make it again. …

Happy Thanksgiving! 

I’ve been busy for days prepping, cooking, and entertaining out of town guests, and the day is finally here! Thanksgiving!!! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I want to truly wish every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving.  To me Thanksgiving is food, family, friends,…

Spiced Apples

The November 1962 issue I’m currently working on has a ton of recipes (17 if my memory serves) but they’re mostly for Thanksgiving or Turkey leftovers. I don’t have turkey leftovers yet obviously, but there was a spiced apple recipe and I decided to try it.…

Easy Non-Slip Grip

One thing I hear lots of people say about homemade slippers is that they are too slippy. I personally love to slide around on my laminate floors, but if you have little kids or prefer to act like a grown up, maybe you’d like to make…

Stockinette

Last month I started on a sweater from the October/November 1992 issue. It’s a fine sweater, just a basic cardigan, and I’m hoping to finish it for my neice.  It has several elements of design that I don’t care for, pieces, smallish needles, and row after…

Cold feet? No more! 

One of the crafts I wanted to do from this November 1962 issue was the “Lounging Slippers” so I started them first. They really worked up fairly easily, using only two needles and knit flat. They do utilize a variety of basic stitches (knit, purl, k2tog,…

November 1962

It was a good year, Canada made their nickel round again; the Fab Four had their first recording session; the movie Mutiny on the Bounty had just come out; everyone was singing “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” well everyone except my parents, only one of them had…

October/November ’92 Wrap-Up

Well, I’ve done it, I’ve finished the first issue! There were a few more things I could have done, and I do hope to do them for future issues, but sadly that issue left me a bit underwhelmed. I was stuck in a tight spot because…