I recently finished a cute little pineapple doily ...
Very vintage looking - the instructions are free on the Coats and Clark website here. The instructions call for Aunt Lydia's bamboo thread, but I used the regular old size 10 cotton to give it a more old fashioned look.
I'm a little crazy about pineapples - crocheted and the food! When I organized my crochet books it turns out I've ended up collecting several on pineapple crochet - time to get busy! I love this scarf made from gorgeous Malabrigo Silky Merino.
The instructions are in this Japanese crochet book - and here's a picture of the scarf lengthwise. Even if you don't speak Japanese, you can follow the pictorial instructions that are always included. Sometimes it's a little bit of a guess as to what type of thread/yarn and hook to use,though!
|ISBN no. 978-4-8347-2524-7|
And the other pineapple ...
I was reminded today that I've baked them before eating for so long, I forget that not everyone knows about the benefits. I happen to be one of those people that pineapple causes to get an uncomfortably tingly, sore mouth - it's not an allergy, but is related to being allergic to grass and ragweed. If you bake it first, all that is avoided. I just slice it up, lay it on a cookie sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for about a half hour - until the pineapple turns golden brown. You can sprinkle a little brown or raw sugar on top first, but it turns out extra sweet even without it.
Happy Creating! Deborah