Picnics, bbq's and fire works. Get ready for the 4th with this cute crochet covers for mason jars. Use these to hold utensils, straws, or anything else for your outing. Please click pattern link for instructions
4 quarts fresh picked strawberries, rinsed and drianed 3/4 cup turbinado or raw sugar 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or other fruity vinegar
Cap berries (take off the green tops and discard.) If strawberries are large then cut in half, if small then leave whole. Put all capped berries in a large bowl. Sprinkle a layer of the berries with a few tablespoons of the sugar. Repeat until all berries are capped and sprinkled with sugar. Allow berries to sit for at least 15 minutes. Use a fork to smash about half the berries to release juices. Stir in balsamic or other fruity vinegar. Fill glass jars with strawberries and juice, leaving about 3/4 inch of each jar unfilled. Put lids on jars snugly. Place in freezer until you are ready to use.
Big Bubble Lariat
Lion Brand Chunky Yarn (1 skein)
Size K crochet hook
Basic crochet stitches
chain, sc,, yo
Begin: chain 2, * yo and insert hook in 2nd chain from hook and yo, pull through, yo and pull through 4 more times , yo and pull through all 10 loops, chain 3*
insert hook in 2nd chain from hook, repeat above
repeat stitches until the whole skein of yarn is used. Tie both ends together then
weave in ends.