4KCBWDAY2 A Mascot Project

Your task today is to either think of or research a project that embodies that house/animal. 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.

Be the bee. It's hard not to be the bee. So many projects on the needles all at once. So many bright colored yarns always calling my name! I do have to admit however, I've been flocking towards more natural colors just recently. I feel this may have to do with the Botanical Knits KAL I've immersed myself in, hosted by Subway Knits.

There's another reason I've been keeping coveted for a while now. Shh.. It's a secret, okay? It's not easy to wear bright colors. I know, surprising! I find that I give so many of my projects away. I've come to a realization that so many projects are gifted because I don't ever wear the colors I k it the wonderful patterns out of, no matter how much I love the yarn.

I think I have to figure out a way to tame the beast that is the bee in me. I will never stop being drawn to bright colors, but there must be a way to tone them down. This has gotten me thinking about stitch patterns and textures that help to camouflage the brights. I've discovered the linen stitch and I hope to create a cowl. In keeping with the bee theme, I would love to knit this in bright yellow! Combined with black of course to help tone down the yellow.

I'm thinking a pattern similar to this but a bit tighter around the neck. Yellow and black.  Or another bright color combine with a deeper color.  Opinions?


  1. Pretty! Oh, that would look really cool in yellow and black. But the black wouldn't tone down the yellow, it would make it really stand out! Maybe not a bright yellow but more of an ochre colour would be better?
    (I found that trying out jewel tones helped me ease into stepping away from the rainbow colours I would never wear, maybe that could be your ticket to creating things you want to wear?)


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