Monday, August 20, 2012

All will BEE revealed

I can finally show you the mysterious colourwork project! Knatolee at Knatolee's World received it this morning - and I'm happy to say she loved it.

It's the Bumble hat! Knatolee keeps bees (and chickens, ducks, cats, dogs and a husband) and posts all kinds of interesting bee facts and awesome bee pictures. As soon as I saw the pattern on Ravelry, I just had to make it. Which is odd, because I really don't like colourwork.
In fact, this is only my third-ever colourwork project. I knit it in Stray Cat. I split two skeins into halves, and dyed three of them in Cornflower (blue), Honey Pot (yellow) and Charcoal (dark grey/black). I left the fourth natural. The pattern only calls for three colours, with the flowers being knit in grey - but I just had to do them a proper flower colour.

The hat went pretty well, I kept my floats loose, and it's defintely the best colourwork I've done so far. The bee was a little squishy, but still cute.


All in all, it was a honey of a project!

7 comments:

Prudence Puddleduck said...

Wow beautiful bonnet....and the colours look amazing in this pattern...oh my....♥Debi

Dee said...

ADORABLE! I love that your friend will have a hat that fits her personality perfectly! How great is THAT???

Araignee said...

BEEutiful!

Monika said...

Oh that's perfect! I'm reading her blog posts too, enjoying them very much. How nice of you to knit this especially for her! Now I can't wait to see it on her blog. :o)

Knatolee said...

OH! I'm sorry I didn't see this yesterday! I am going to do my own blog post on it, and will model it in a photo. I still can't get over how wonderful it is.

Your kindness really made my week. I smile every time I look at the hat. You are FABULOUS!

WildflowerWool said...

You did a great job. What a fun and and perfect for your friend!

RobinH said...

Oooh! So pretty! And your colorwork looks lovely! Well done.