A Pair of Slippers

Socks have been on my to-knit-list for a while now.  I even have a lovely skein of yarn in my stash that I am saving for my first pair.  I decided to start with a pair of slippers instead.

Many of the patterns I have found for slippers involve seaming and I HATE SEAMS!  I was super excited to find a free pattern that did not involve seams and were knit as one solid piece.   Continue reading

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Hug Your Cat Day

Today is hug your cat day. Since my hubby is a dog person and hates has a strong dislike for cats, I thought I would share this adorable cat I knitted.

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Bumble Bee

Today’s knitting project is an adorable little bumblebee.

I found a set of free patterns from Valley Yarns of animals made from a simple ball.

This ball was knitted in the round with yellow and black stripes.  After stuffing the ball, tiny wings were knitted flat and added to the sides.  The addition of two 6/0 beads and an embroidered mouth completed this quick project.

If you would like to make your own, you can download the pattern here.

Happy Knitting.

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Merit Badge Help – Passports

With summer around the corner, many of us are looking forward to a vacation. If you have an upcoming vacation trip planned, check out the travel merit badge.  Many of the requirements, especially at the lower levels, can be incorporated into your existing plans.

Requirement #16 looks are requirements for international travel. Continue reading

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Some Bunny Loves You

Today I’m sending you lots of love with the help of this little bunny.

I began with a free pattern, by Sara Elizabeth Kellner, I found on Ravelry.  The pattern began at the neck and knitted in the round to the tail.  The cast on stitches were then picked up to knit the head and ears.  I added a pair of 6/0 black beads for eyes.

The original pattern included attachable legs that I omitted. I did add a little pom pom tail to finish him off.

If you would like to knit your own bunny the pattern can be found here.

Happy Knitting.

 

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AHG Badge Help – Geology #7

This summer I am spending some time working on my lesson plans for our next program year. My Tenderhearts have requested the geology merit badge. I have to say after 7 years with AHG, this will be my first time to work on the Geology badge.

Looking at the optional requirements available, I thought that requirement #7 would be interesting. Instead of my amateur rock classification, why not find a rock from our meeting location and have NASA analyze it. Continue reading

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Bumble Bee Hat

Last week I shared the Little Flower Hat featuring a beautiful ribbon rose (here).  The original pattern showed a few variations that sparked my creativity.

I have seen other bee hats on Pinterest, but none of the patterns were free. With a few tweaks to Marji LaFreniere’s original pattern, I had my own Bumble Bee Hat. Continue reading

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