Set aside 1 tablespoon of yeast in 1/4 cup warm water with 1 teaspoon sugar and let it activate (about 5 minutes.)
Heat milk, butter, sugar and salt to melt the butter and let it cool (don't let it burn.) Beat the eggs and add to the milk mixture, then add the yeast mixture. Add flour gradually to form a nice soft dough (not sticky.) Cover with a towel and let it rise until double (3-4 hours.) Knead it, then cut in half and roll out into a circle. Spread with melted butter. Use a pizza cutter to cut the circle like a pie into 16 pieces and roll each piece into a crescent shape. Place the rolls on a cookie sheet and cover with a towel and let them rise, another 2-4 hours. Bake them for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Brush with more butter once they are out of the oven.
Recipe by HoneyBear Lane at http://www.honeybearlane.com/2012/11/make-the-perfect-crescent-roll-recipe.html