Can you guess from last week’s Wordless Wednesday post what my most recent knitting project is?
For Christmas I received several skeins of Red Heart Amigurumi yarn. My first knit was this flying bumble bee. I love the idea behind the product. Red Heart created a skein of yarn with all the colors needed to create the amigurumi associated with their free patterns.
Continue reading “Bumble Bee”
Working with Tenderhearts is so much fun. I love the hands on approach to learning that can be included in badge work.
Requirement number 4 of the Insect-a Inspect-a merit badge has the girls view an insect collection. These are often available at major universities or museums. If you do not have one available to you, how about a virtual field trip? Continue reading “Insect-a Inspect-a #4”
Now that I’m home from summer camp I dream of knitting. But instead of relaxing with the rhythm of the needles, I’m preparing for our troop’s PiPa Badge Bash. Continue reading “AHG Badge Help – Insect-a Inspect-a #17”
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.
What girl out there does not enjoy collecting bugs? My daughter is a little bit of a “tom boy” so Zoology merit badge requirement #7 was not a horrible chore.
Armed with my camera, she set out to find bugs. This way “no insects were harmed in the completion of this badge”. The camera was an amazing tool. It allowed us to zoom in and observe details and if they scurried away before we could identify them all was not lost. Continue reading “Getting “buggy” – Zoology #7″