|The real bumblebee outside in the sun - and the knitted ones on their way to fly.|
When they were knitted they ended up in that "I will do it later" queue.
In spite of only taking a few minutes I could not seem to get them ready to fly with wings and eyes.
The wings is some commercial lace. I did not like the wings in the pattern so much. The eyes are round 4mm glass beads.
As we have seen the sun for some hours - it is raining again - the bumblebees visit my lavender to get some honey.
And I manage to get a photo of one with its tongue into one of the very small flowers. And then it occurred to me that the two knitted ones should be finished.
So, here they are. I think they are a little cute and I actually like the small ones better than the ones I knitted before. I love bumblebees and the fact that they fly in spite of really not being aerodynamically designed for it. A huge inspiration: Go for what you want - even if people tell you otherwise. Go for the honey.
Hope Is The Only Bee That Makes Honey Without Flowers
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Pattern: ChemKnits, free pattern
Other materials: Round glass beads 4mm, parts of lace
Ravelry link: Bumblebee