"Your task today is to either think of or research a project that embodies that house/animal."
As we established yesterday, I am a proud card-carrying member of the House of Bees. I love knitting many projects, the brighter and more exciting the better. I believe the word "flit" was bandied about?
Knitting for me can often be a compulsive thing. My fantasy knitting often gets the better of me. I'll come up with an idea and then end up on a tear, determined to bring that idea into fruition despite a lack of adequate yarn or practicality. Most recently this was evident when I knit Drizzle. No matter the fact that I had other projects on the needles that absolutely had to be completed, I insisted on knitting this hat and finishing it in time to wear at the beach.
This most recently struck again as I began to work on a wedding gift for my cousin and go dress shopping for myself. My cousin's favorite color is orange, so I am knitting her an orange shawl as a gift. Her wedding will be outdoors in the middle of summer, and the dress I found is a halter top in a great shade of green. Suddenly I was seized by the notion that I needed to make myself a fraternal shawl. There was no way I could spend the entire wedding and reception with bare shoulders. I just absolutely needed to make a shawl. Mine would be variegated but still have some orange in it as a nod to the bride's preferences. Never mind that I did not have any such yarn and have several shawls already queued up for myself. This was it.
Fortunately this inspiration happened just before I headed down to stitches and so I picked up a gorgeous skein of Sweet Georgia at Eat Sleep Knit. Never mind that my dress had not even arrived in the mail yet (I think another characteristic of Bees is that we love instant gratification, which is much better found in online shopping than in dragging oneself out to the store to try on things and become discouraged) As I browsed shawl patterns, I kept returning to the Triptych Shawl by Liz Abinante. "It has beads. I've never knit with beads. Beads are shiny." And with that bit of logic the idea took root and no lack of beads or broken ballwinder will stop me from casting on for this pattern very soon (Though we all know I will get distracted, procrastinate, and find myself desperately trying to finish at the eleventh hour).
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