Yarn Along: Bees and Blanket

I’m joining in for another week of the Yarn Along today with a book on bees and a return to blanket knitting here at Casa Knit Potion.

A lot of the reading I’ve been doing lately has been pretty heavy, but I’ve just started Dave Goulson’s A Sting in the Tale. We have been keeping bees since we moved to Tennessee and are more amazed all the time by their industry and abilities. The current weather situation is especially perilous for them, so I’ve been casting around everywhere with the hope of learning about anything we might be able to do to help. I’ll keep you posted on the book.

On the knitting front, I’m back to knitting on my zigzag blanket, at least until the yarn for Paul’s new sweater arrives. Dana over at Yards of Happiness inspired me to knit him a Tea with Jam and Bread Sweater, and I can’t wait to dive in. I’m still loving the zigzags, though, so it’s all good until the mail person gets here with the box o’ yarn I got on super sale from Alpacas Direct.

If you’re looking for a mitt pattern, be sure to consider Raw Honey. I finished these yesterday, and the fit is perfect! This pair is for a friend, but I’ll be making some for myself soon. This is another Yards of Happiness inspired project.

I’ll leave you with a picture of the best card I’ve gotten in ages. This came in the mail earlier this week:

On the inside are words from Johnny Cash:”I walk the line.” For me, it should probably say, “I see the line over there somewhere in the distance and do my best not to lose sight of it entirely!”

Be sure to stop by Ginny Sheller’s Small Things blog for links to what lots of other people are knitting and reading this week.


    • melinda

      Thank you! I got it at the little shop next to the Storytelling Center in Jonesborough. I use it every single day. 🙂

      The bee situation is NOT good. We’re keeping our fingers crossed our one remaining hive makes it through the weekend. Please send good vibes!

    • melinda

      Thank you, Cheryl! Your story about the honey based moisturizer is both funny and awful at the same time. Thanks for the heads up. I’ll be sure to consider my moisturizer options carefully when I’m going to be interacting with the bees. Lol!

    • melinda

      Thank you, Shirley! And thank you so much for commenting! 🙂 I didn’t mention this in the post, but I used plain old Cascade 220 Superwash for the mitts. My friend isn’t a big fiber person, so I wanted her to be able to wash these, etc., and not have to worry about treating them delicately. The color is Brambleberry (#857). It’s good to know I’m not alone on the crazy knitting person front. 😉

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