Wednesday, November 14, 2007

knitting badges

The “Proselytize Knitting” Badge - A requirement for all Knitting Scouts, the recipient must do his or her bit to present knitting in a positive light, whilst at the same time avoiding all references to “hipness”, grandmothers, and yoga.
I do my best! :-) I am a young, not hip kinda funky person, and I love knitting for others. I also have a whole shoebox full of preemie hats that I plan to mail to either Stitches from the Heart or directly to the hospital my daughter (a 29 weeker) was born.

The “Inordinately Fond of Novelty Yarn” Badge - In which the recipient professes an arguably unhealthy affinity for yarn with slubs, sparkles, spangles, fur, feathery bits, and an unconscionable proportion of man-made fibre. Recipient makes no apology for the preference.
HA! Soooooo me. I love love love funky yarns. the best part is that not many people do, so you usually can find the great fun fibers on sale!

The “I Will Impress You With My Math Prowess” Badge - The recipient is a whiz at substituting yarns and calculating gauge, can space increases and decreases evenly and is fully comfortable with the basic math encountered in all knitting projects.
OK, well maybe not FULLY comfortable but I do pretty well. Sometimes I have to ask my husband for help or consult a calculator, but who doesn't? I do substitute yarns in almost every pattern.

The “MacGyver” Badge (Level One) - The recipient must demonstrate clever use of a non-knitting tool in a knitting-related scenario. For instance, recipient has used paper clips as stitch markers, or successfully whittled and then utilized bamboo skewers as dpns.
I've used toothpicks as knitting needles, rubber bands as needle stoppers for dpn's, stuff like that. I'm sure there's more. just can't think of it right now.

The “MacGyver” Badge (Level Two) - The recipient must demonstrate clever use of a knitting tool in a non-knitting-related scenario. For instance, recipient has used a strand of Regia Bamboo to slice cheese, or repaired a small appliance with a metal knitting needle.
I've used knitting needles to pull stuff out from under the couch, used yarn to tie the baby gate shut, used the end of a needle as a screwdriver, and even used one to scratch my ear LOL.

I got these fun knitting badges here: what badges have you earned?

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