It's Knit and Crochet Blog week here at Knit Luck. Thanks to Eskimimi knitters and crocheters are all blogging about the same topics in celebration of our beloved craft. You can see yesterday's post here, or check out our participation from last year. Today's theme continues from yesterday, choosing a house that represents ourselves as knitters.
I chose the House of the Bee. Today, we focus on a project that represents the house.
Just to remind ourselves:
The House of Bee: Bees are busy and industrious, but can flit from one interesting project to the next as bright and shiny things capture their interest.
Being a bee is great and all, but there is a curse to being a Bee Knitter: Indecisiveness! It's impossible to choose just one project! I wanted to choose a project that represented a type of knitting that captures the bee's attention: something new that features a hot yarn, probably a shawlette that you could do with a single skein of sock yarn. It's the kind of short and sweet project that has knitters stopping you in the street to find out what pattern that was.
Maybe I set myself up for failure. I just couldn't pick a single project!!!
So here are my four favorite knitting projects for the House of the Bee!
Holy Moses! I love this combination of Noro with MadTosh Light Merino. This Stephen West pattern was knit by Stopenguin on Ravelry (that's also their photo at left) and it made my little heart flutter. I have some Light Merino in Orange. I wonder what crazy Noro color would go well with that? Bees are all about color.
This free knitty pattern looks like something you'd find at Anthropologie, takes only 470 of laceweight and uses some interesting technique to achieve a rusching effect. This technique make me scratch my head and wonder how it's done. It's one of those projects I choose to knit just to learn its secrets! Bees are all about new techniques! Photo by the Yarniad.
This is one of the smallest shawlettes I've ever seen with a delightful leaf edging. I need to dig into my stash for this one. Bees are all about beautiful details. (Photo by Nevernotknitting)
I love stripes and think a simply striped shawlette would go with just about any outfit. This one by the fine folks at Jimmy Beans Wool. Bees love elegant simplicity! (photo by JBW)
I still can't choose which one would best represent the House of the Bee, but now you have a bunch of shawlettes to choose from!
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