Spring Break in Washington DC

I have had several requests to update my list of badge requirements that can be covered while in the DC area.  With the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival and Spring Break around the corner, I thought now would be a great time.

Having family in the DC area has allowed us to visit on multiple occasions.  Every time we go we find something we missed before.  There is so much to do, that it is not possible to visit all of the places. But as you go to some of our nations landmarks, including badge work can make the trip a little more exciting, especially for non-history buffs. Continue reading “Spring Break in Washington DC”


What’s a snood?

Well spring break is over, so back to the blog world. The other day, my sister emailed me a picture of this white circle thing she had bought, but it was too small, asking could I knit one for her. My first question is “What is it?”

Long story short, my niece needs a bun cover to wear ice-skating. My sister had purchased one from Target, but it was too small. While looking for a knitting pattern I learned that the technical name for a bun cover is a snood. Webster defines it as “a net or fabric bag pinned or tied on at the back of a woman’s head for holding the hair”.


I found a free pattern for a snowflake snood here. My niece thought it was a flower pattern. But whatever you call it, it worked great and she loved it.

I used “Jamie” yarn by Lion Brand Yarns in Angel White. I used less than 35 yards of yarn to knit a medium size snood.

UPDATE: It has come to my attention that the link to the Snowflake Snood Pattern by Lucia R. Hicks is no longer available.