Think of a bee
You are it’s knees
You waft through me like a summers breeze
Can I come round on Tuesday please
– a Bernard Black poem
Black and yellow stripes bore me. I’m not a Richmond fan, nor am I an extra from flight of the bumblebees.
So picking a pattern to match my house animal I thought would be difficult.
Starting where I usually start, I typed in “bee” into ravelry. (I wonder if they’ve noticed an increase in certain house animal search terms over the last few days. I also wonder how many results Manatee brings up. 9. Nine whole patterns.)
After browsing for a while, favouriting a few patterns, looking at what’s in my stash I usually gravitate towards socks.
Eventually my search screen looks a bit like this.
Hopefully one will take my fancy. In this case I found it.
I check the pattern notes, see if there are any red flags, before downloading it to my iPad and having a good read of the pattern.
It’s one has a couple of new techniques which I’m looking forward to trying out. The stitch pattern is really pretty, plus it has a provisional cast on which I haven’t tried before.
Plus I have sock yarn which is perfect! I am actively resisting not casting on immediately! But more on that tomorrow.
This exercise has become a little torturous. Now I have a gorgeous pattern which I can’t cast on until I finish my Mother’s Day Hitchhiker.
It’s I’d why I can’t look at ravelry while I have a deadline project.
16 thoughts on “#4KCBWDAY2 – a mascot project”
That pattern is darling. Good choice.
Nine manatee patterns? That many?! (Cute sock pattern, by the way.)
I didn’t even think to check Ravelry patterns! Those socks are adorable.
Isn’t it interesting how different people approach the same task.
I am loving this blogging exercise.
I know, it is so neat!
Love the pattern 🙂
Awesome pattern choice!
Great choice of bee-pattern! I know what you mean about the dangers of Ravelry, so easy to get sucked in and realise you’ve lost an hour (or two) somehow.
That is such a perfect mascot project!
Good choice of project. Hope your current one flies off the needles ready for you to cast on!
I’m queueing up the Bumblebee Socks – they look amazing
hehe what a sweet pattern! Looks like a fun and fast project to knit 🙂
I think you have found an amazing pattern. No wonder you can’t wait to get started!
What lovely socks, I can see exactly why you want to get on with them!
Nice find 🙂 Though my pattern search page never looks like that LOL
Wow those socks are cool, think I’ll have to favourite those immediately. Perfect mascot pattern. Go team bee 🙂
I’ve been seeing a lot of sock projects the past few days. I really must get with the program and cast on a pair! I love your pattern choice. 🙂