Snowman Ornaments

snowman-ornament

Recently I participated in a homemade ornament SWAP.  Because I waited until the last minute, I needed a really quick project to complete that was budget friendly.  These adorable snowman were perfect. Continue reading

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Tutti Fruiti Hat

I had enough yarn left from my recent hat to create another hat.

I began with a free pattern by Miriam Pike.  The pattern features a mock cable brim and a classic hat crown.  I promise it does fit my head better than it does my foam head.

The original pattern is available in two different sizes (small and large).  I opted for the larger size.  I did follow the pattern instructions for the brim and body of the hat, but changed the crown.

The original crown is a bit “boxy” for my taste, so changed it up.

Round 1: (K14, k2tog) repeat to end of row
Round 2 and all even rounds: knit
Round 3: (K13, k2tog) repeat to end of row
Round 5: (K12, K2tog) repeat to end of row
Round 7: (K11, K2tog) repeat to end of row
… Continue in this manner until only 6 stitches remain.
Cut yarn, using a yarn needle, run the yarn through the remaining 6 stitches and weave in end.

If you are wanting to create your own hat the pattern can be found here.

Happy Knitting.

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Seasonal Centerpiece

Recently I stumbled upon several projects my daughter completed as an Explorer.  To complete the Home Decorating Merit Badge, she created a set of interchangeable Seasonal centerpieces.  

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A Hat For Me

As a knitter, I give away more projects than I keep. Home-made projects make great Christmas gifts.  Since most of the projects I am working on will be gifts, I am not ready to reveal them. But have no fear, my needles have been very busy.

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Family Camp Cup

The weather is cooler. The leaves are starting to fall. It must be camping season.

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Sewing Kits for Operation Christmas Child

American Heritage Girls is proud to support Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child in bringing the good news of Christ to children all over the world.

In order to complete the Textile Arts merit badge, my daughter organized a service project, for her unit, to make sewing kits to include in our troop’s OCC boxes. sewing-kit-2 Continue reading

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Hair Ties for Operation Christmas Child

hair-tiesMy daughter and I were excited to find a cute sewing project that she could make to include in our troops Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  Using up my stash of scrap fabric she was able to make these adorable hair ties. Continue reading

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