Knitting and Crochet Blog Week - Day Two

Day Two (Tuesday April 23rd): A Mascot Project.
Your task today is to either think of or research a project that embodies that house/animal. It could be a knitting or crochet pattern – either of the animal itself or something that makes you think of the qualities of that house. Alternatively it could be a type or colour of yarn, or a single button. Whatever you choose, decide upon a project and blog about how and why it relates to your house/creature. You do not have to make this project! It is simply an exercise in blogging about how you come to decide upon what projects to make. Try and blog about the journey which inspiration and investigating patterns, yarns, stitches, (etc) can often guide you through. You may wish to make a collage or 'mood board' to present several ideas, or even sketch out your own design.

When I am browsing around the "patterns" section of Ravelry I am usually drawn to patterns that require a small-medium yardage, small-medium amount of time, and a skill level that is fairly appropriate for me.  For example, I would much rather knit a cowl or hat than a time consuming afgan.  I prefer "tons of little knitted things" over "one big knitted thing".

For my House of Bee project I chose these Honeycomb Fingerless Mittens.

I see these mitts as the perfect project that embodies the bee.  The honeycomb pattern resembles a beehive, and the golden color of the yarn looks like the fuzzy, yellow body of the bee, and the sticky and sweet honey that the bee produces.

One other thing that caused me to choose this pattern over other projects with honeycomb cables (blankets, scarfs, throws, pillows, ect) was the yardage, sizing, and time it would take to knit these up.  They are small, simple, and look to be a quick and easy knit, so that you could easily cast off both mitts in a few hours and flit to the next project on your queue. 

Here is the last reason why I selected this pattern.  When I think of the bee, I picture an agile, quick, and skilled little insect, darting around nimbly from flower to flower.   I believe that the bee is a lot like a knitter or crocheters' hands.  to understand my reasoning a bit more watch your fingers move as you knit; they are probably moving very fast, throwing the yarn over the needle and pulling it through the loop.  Our hands and fingers (ask knitters and crocheters) are like little bees attached to our forearms.  :3  so, I picked these fingerless mittens because of the place they are worn: the hands.  I intend on purchasing the pattern (or downloading one similar to it), knitting them up, and wearing them while I knit, so I can picture little bees on my arms, skillfully maneuvering the yarn, and darting to save a dropped stitch.


  1. I love the honeycomb pattern--might have to make these myself.

  2. I'm the same, I'm sure I'd love a knitted blanket but I'd never ever finish it. Those gloves are much more up my street, they're great :)

  3. I'm the same, I'm sure I'd love a knitted blanket but I'd never ever finish it. Those gloves are much more up my street, they're great :)

  4. Wow, what you said about bees being like knitter's hands is really true! Clever of you, I must say!

    Happy Blog Week!

  5. A very appropriate pattern from a fellow Bee, I may just have to add that to my queue :-)


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