Day 2 - A Mascot Project!
Today we were asked to consider a project which represents the spirit of the chosen "house" or animal. As you'll know if you read my post yesterday (and there's a hint in today's post title too), I decided to align myself with the House of Bee(s).
I opted for a rather literal translation of the theme, as you will see! Whithout further ado, may I present to you (a somewhat sleepy-looking) Papa BEE!
I decided to knit a bee on a bit of a whim, having spent an afternoon with my OH's little nephew, who is known to point and excitedly shout, "a Bee!!!" when he happens to spot one buzzing around the garden. (He seems to have a wee bit of a thing for these nectar-loving winged insects.)
As it happens, the boy's third birthday was approaching when I was contemplating the topics in advance of Knitting & Crochet Blog Week and I thought it seemed like a fun thing to have a go at, being no stranger to knitting the odd creature or two. I did a little search on Ravelry and found this cute toy bee pattern (which is also free), though I did adapt the wings quite a bit.
It's becoming a bit of a tradition for me to make things for the wee man... when he was a newborn I made him a funky baby mobile (more about that here and here) then as he got a bit bigger I knitted a pair of winter mittens for him. The thing which so far has had the biggest reception so far though was a knitted toy pigeon!
[Do excuse the slightly grainy pics - I hope to be able to show you some better ones when I have access to my camera but it's currently 35 miles away!]