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.

Getting “buggy” – Zoology #7

ZoologyWhat 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″