Monday, April 22, 2013

Queen Bee 4KCBWDAY1

Welcome to Knit and Crochet Blog Week 2013!
To learn more about blog week, what it is, and how to participate, click here.

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.

For day one's post we were asked to choose from among four different styles in regard to how we approach our handwork. Although my personal style is somewhat eclectic, and encompasses, to some degree, each of the four choices, it was obvious from the beginning where I fit in. As indicated above, I have pledged my loyalty to "The House of Bee."

I have many bee-like qualities. I am very easily distracted by new patterns, color combinations, and ideas. If you follow my blog you know I have more WIPs than I know how to keep track of. I start new projects without trepidation or guilt. But like the bee, I can also be very productive.

Generally speaking, from the time a bee emerges from its cell, until its death, it works to serve its community and its queen. There is rarely a day that goes by that I haven't had a hook or 2 needles in my hand for at least a few minutes. In doing so, I am serving my "queen." That inner desire need to "bee" creative.



  1. Excellent closing paragraph and because I haven't visited your blog before, your posting now prompts me to explore all your WIPs. Off to enjoy more of your blog. Cheers!

  2. yay! team bee!!

    I know that I'm not feeling well when I don't knit and crochet that day.

    This is so fun!

  3. Hello fellow buzzer, I too belong to the same house :)
    I look forward to visiting you through this week, love your blog.

  4. Hi Another bee I spy! There are lots around this morning. Can I just ask, from the top right side bar can I conclude you are left handed? My Son want to learn to crochet but he is left handed and I just change seem to get it to work for us. Any tips?

    If you are not left handed ignore this question and have a great day

  5. I'm a Bee also. It's not our fault there are so many exciting things to make out there! Looking forward to the rest of your posts this week.

  6. "Inner queen"...gotta love that :-)

  7. Good morning! There lots bees out and about this morning. Thank you all for taking the time to visit my hive! :)

  8. Candace, I am indeed left handed. How awesome that your son wants to learn! There are a few things you can try that may help.

    The way I learned was by sitting directly across from my mother mirroring her movements. This may not be the best way because he can't see what you are doing on the right side of your work. I knew a girl who learned this way and she literally crocheted backward... inserted the hook from back to front, etc...

    Many suggest to use a mirror. Set up a mirror so he can see your hands in it. Your reflection will be reversed and will help him orient better which way to move his hands and the yarn.

    There are also lots of videos on You Tube for left hand crochet. I've never used any of them, so I can't say which ones are good, but Crochet Guru has several he can try.

    And if all else fails, you can do what i did with my daughter. She is right handed and wasn't getting it. After several failed attempts, I finally put the hook in my right hand and showed her that way. It was extremely awkward and my stitches were loose and sloppy... but she could see exactly what to do and caught on in one sitting.

    Hopefully something here will help. I wish him luck. Happy Stitching! :)

  9. There appears to be quite a swarm of bees! I've chosen House of Manatee myself :)

    I've just visited your Rav page. Your patterns are gorgeous!

  10. Greetings from another bee!!! So many crochet patterns, too little time!

  11. There are definitely lots of bees, its quite appropriate though. I am a fellow bee as well :D

  12. Hello from another bee! There's swarms of us (sorry, what a terrible pun).

    Nic @ Tales From The Plain

  13. I've declared my allegiance to House of Bee so am looking forward to following your blog. I'm at xx

  14. I can totally relate. I have a need to have a hook in hand as often as possible! Go bee!

  15. I have lots of projects, but I do have days go by when I don't pick up anything...usually after finishing a big project...

  16. I can relate, I get separation anxiety too sometimes with my favorite projects. That's when I usually start a granny afghan. They are a good "palette cleanser." :)

  17. Wow, thank you to everyone who has stopped by to say hi. I've tried to visit all of your blogs (if you have one). If I missed anyone I'm sorry, it wasn't intentional. :)

  18. The bee's seem to be in the majority. I am also a Busy Bee.


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