Picking the Right Ear of Corn

The other day while at the grocery store, I was stopped by another shopper and asked why was I looking inside each ear of corn. She had seen someone else do the same thing and did not understand why. Let me explain how to pick the right (or should I say left) ear of corn.

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Entrelac Dishcloth

Have you tried Entrelac knitting?  It has been on my bucket list for a while, and this summer I bit the dust and was determined to learn how to create this amazing texture.  Continue reading

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Texas SWAP

One of my favorite parts of summer camp is SWAPS. My inner child, loves the idea. As a badge counselor I end up making a different SWAP for each day. When my OCD, type A personality meets my crafty side it is “go big or go home”. Leading up to camp I make several hundred SWAPS. (If I have totally lost you, go here before reading on).

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Another Eye Glass Case

Here is the third eye glass case I made to use with my Needle Arts Merit Badge. I began with a free pattern I found on the Love Knitting Blog.  Continue reading

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Basic Eye Glass Case

Did you see yesterday’s post for an Easy Eye Glass Case? Today I’m sharing a different version of the same project.

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Easy Eyeglass case

Lately I have been busy getting ready to teach the Needle Arts badge to a group of PiPas.  I’m excited to share my love of knitting with them.

I am designing a set of simple projects for them to complete.  Keep in mind that most of them do know know the difference between knitting and crochet (Did I just hear you scream through my computer?)

For “newbies” I have created a basic eyeglass case pattern. It only requires three skills – cast on, knit and cast off.

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A Cross

The local craft group that I belong to recently made crosses.  I love how they turned out.  Everyone of them was different and reflected the individuals taste.  Here is mine. Continue reading

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