Day Two: A Mascot Project
Your task today is to either think of or research a project that embodies the house/animal you selected. It could be a knitting or crochet pattern – either of the animal itself or something that makes you think of the qualities of that house. Alternatively it could be a type or colour of yarn, or a single button. Whatever you choose, decide upon a project and blog about how and why it relates to your house/creature. You do not have to make this project!
As soon as I finished reading today's task the idea of creating a project that contains both knit and crochet techniques came to mind. Specifically, a sampler blanket. Being the Bee that I am, I'm always excited to start something new. The thrill of each new cast on or starting chain must be how the bee feels when he lands on a flower and prepares to sample the nectar for the first time. Ahhh, the anticipation. How will it taste? Will I like it? How long will it take before I've had my fill and I'm ready to move on? What's on the horizon? Is that something I might like? Will that one be better than this one? I don't think there is anything that better exemplifies the desire to try new things than a blanket made of blocks showcasing examples of knit and crochet stitches.
With so many places on the internet to find patterns I figured that it would be a snap to find just the right one. After all, there are lots of people who do both with equal skill and enthusiasm. So I did what any modern girl would do. I created a Pinboard and set to tracking down my ideal project.
Of all the patterns that I've seen, the Groovyghan is the one that most appeals to the Bee in me. There's so much going on that it may be one project that I could create from start to finish without working on anything else! It also seems to welcome the addition or substitution of knitting where there has only been crocheting. I'm longing to make a cotton blanket and I can already see my version of this one waiting on the back of the recliner when I snuggle down on Sunday nights to watch my favorite Mad Men!
There you have it friends! Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a bit of your day with me. Be sure to come back tomorrow and see what I come up with for Day 3. For more posts on Day 2 of Blog Week, type 4KCBWDAY2 into the search engine of your choice or click here.
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