Tuesday, August 28, 2012

One of these bees....


One of these bees...


is not like the others.


One of these bees...


just doesn't belong.

On the other hand, it DOES look better than it did when I pulled it out of the dryer!


As you can tell by the presence of the crochet hook and the stitch marker, this was not immediately after I pulled it out of the dryer -- it was after I had started to lay it out to take pictures and noticed that one of the 21 bees on this blanket was missing a wing.

I can't figure out what I did to make this happen.  I first tried to re-knit it in pattern, with absolutely no luck.  So then I tried just to knit it back up. I did a little better then, but it's still not perfect.  This is a gift (obviously!) and I considered not giving it, but then I decided that, out of 21 bees, less than half of one was a mess.  My friend can just position some baby body part over that one bee, and it will be fine!

Right?  (I'm right, right?)

The pattern is the Buzzy Bee Baby Blanket, knit out of Knit Picks Swish Worsted.  Ravved here.


Steven said...

Oh no! I would go ahead and gift it -- I think you did a great patch-up job. And I'm going to totally copy you on this, since I have some neighbors who are expecting. So cute!

Mary Lou said...

So cute, who caresA. Nice fix up.

linda-the-sister said...

I love the bees! I'd absolutely go ahead and give it. Super cut!

Chris said...

That bee had a hard time getting back to the hive, but he made it!! :)

Larissa Landinez said...

Wow lovely work art!
very talented!

I make jewelry http://blog.larissalandinez.com

Natalie said...

Cute pattern! Poor little bee, must have got caught in a flyswatter. :)