Does this sound familiar? In the dark corner of my daughter’s bedroom is a plastic box full of little tiny rubber bands that she must have to make another Band-a-loom bracelet because the last 50 we made are not enough. Somehow between then and now they have been forgotten. Do you wish you could find something to do with them? My daughter decided to use her stash to make SWAPS for camp.
The first of April, I shared my Easter Dishcloth.
However, I had not taken the time to finish the pattern for publishing. Thanks to Sue, one of my blog readers, I was motivated to finish it. So for anyone else who may be interested here is the finished pattern.
Rows 1-5: K1, P1 across ending with K1
Row 6 and all even rows through 52: K1,P1, K1, P1, K29, P1,k1, p1, k1
Row 7: K1, P1, K1, P2, K2, P23, K2, P2, K1, P1, K1
Row 9: K1, P1, K1, P3, K2, P21, K2, P3, K1, P1, K1
Row 11: K1, P1, K1, P4, K2, P19,K2, P4, K1, P1, K1
Row 13: K1, P1, K1, P5, K2, P17, K2, P5, K1, P1, K1
Row 15: K1, P1, K1, P7, K2, P1, K11, P1, K2, P7, K1, P1, K1
Row 17: K1, P1, K1, P7, K2, P5, K3, P5, K2, P7, K1, P1, K1
Row 19: K1, P1, K1, P7, K2, P5, K3, P5, K2, P7, K1, P1, K1
Row 21: K1, P1, K1, P7, K2, P5, K3, P5, K2, P7, K1, P1, K1
Row 23: K1, P1, K1, P7, K2, P5, K3, P5, K2, P7, K1, P1, K1
Row 25: K1, P1, K1, P7, K2, P5, K3, P5, K2, P7, K1, P1, K1
Row 27: K1, P1, K1, P4, K8, P2, K3, P2, K8, P4, K1, P1, K1
Row 29: K1, P1, K1, P4, K8, P2, K3, P2, K8, P4, K1, P1, K1
Row 31: K1, P1, K1, P7, K2, P5, K3, P5, K2, P7, K1, P1, K1
Row 33: K1, P1, K1, P7, K2, P5, K3, P5, K2, P7, K1, P1, K1
Row 35: K1, P1, K1, P14, K3, P14, K1, P1, K1
Row 37: K1, P1, K1, P14, K3, P14, K1, P1, K1
Row 39: K1, P1, K1, P9, K13, P9, K1, P1, K1
Row 41: K1, P1, K1, P9, K13, P9, K1, P1, K1
Row 43: K1, P1, K1, P9, K13, P9, K1, P1, K1
Row 45: K1, P1, K1, P14, K3, P14, K1, P1, K1
Row 47: K1, P1, K1, P14, K3, P14, K1, P1, K1
Row 49: K1, P1, K1, P14, K3, P14, K1, P1, K1
Row 51: K1, P1, K1, P31, K1, P1, K1
Rows 53-57: K1, P1 across ending with K1
Happy Knitting and God Bless.
This year Lily and I attended our area’s AHG Day Camp. It was a great experience, as are most AHG events. Our theme was World War 2. One of the local Patriots developed the camp. I learned so much about this time in history in preparing to lead on of the groups.
I have the Rosie the Riveter song stuck in my head. I had always seen the propaganda poster for Rosie the Riveter and her “Can Do” attitude. Little did I know that the term Rosie the Riveter first appeared in a song written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb.
As I have said before, I love making SWAPS.
I spent quite a bit of time searching for a World War 2 themed SWAP with no success, so I know I had to create one. I altered the iconic picture to read “AHG Can Do It”. Then I added a scrap of red and white dotted fabric (similar to the headband Rosie wears) and added a pin.
If you would like to make this SWAP, all you need to do is print this Rosie the Riveter SWAP on card stock and add a safety-pin and fabric swatch (optional). Don’t forget to write your name and troop number on the back.
A list of my other SWAPS can be found in the American Heritage Girl heading at the top of the page.
A new week is here and summer is slipping away. My summer is slammed packed with activities, but I am trying to catch up on sharing some of my older projects. Today I am sharing a hat I made for my niece.
I obtained the pattern from the blog Project Stash. The pattern can be found here.
For this hat I opted to use some Red Heart Super Saver acrylic yarn in “Pretty ‘N Pink”. I loved the pattern of this hat. It knitted up fairly quickly and had just enough variations to keep me interested.
The pattern writer said that it could be made with one skein of yarn. I totally agree I even had enough left over to make a quick headband for my daughter.
Today is National Fresh Spinach Day. Spinach is my daughter’s favorite vegetable. Around my house we eat it in salads, quiche, twice baked potatoes and in pasta limone.
1 lbs. spaghetti noodles
Cook spaghetti noodles in salted water until al dente. Reserve 2 cups of pasta water before draining.
In a separate skillet, heat oil till shimmering. Add garlic and onions and cook till softened (about 2 minutes). Whisk in 1 cup of pasta water and cream, bring to a simmer. Add remaining ingredients. Cook until spinach is wilted.
Add reserved pasta water if necessary.
OPTIONAL: Top with additional cheese and fresh basil if desired. We eat this as a meal without meat (with a side of fresh fruit), but grilled chicken is a great addition.
As always here is a printable recipe card to add to your collection (Pasta Limone Recipe Card)
In April, I showed you the Snood I made for my niece. (See the post here).
While visiting her this summer, she requested I make her another one.
I used the same Snowflake Pattern, but this time I made the small snood. I believe it fits much better. I used Caron Simply Soft Party yarn in Purple Sparkle from my stash.
She loves it and wears it to skating lessons.
Here it is July. I can hardly believe summer is almost half over. My determination to knit a different dishcloth each month to include in my Christmas gift sets continues.
For this dishcloth I used my trusty size 6 needles and a skein of Bernat 100% cotton yarn. The color is “Torrent” or navy blue for those of us who are less technical. The pattern is by Emily Jagos, and can be found for free here.
Hope you enjoy and happy knitting.