Honey bees depend not only on physical contact with the colony, but also require it's social companionship and support. Isolate a honeybee from her sisters and she will soon die.
~The Queen Must Die: And Other Affairs of Bees and Men
This one paragraph sums up exactly what my fiber sisters and blogging is all about for me. The friends I have come to meet in the blogging world have become as important to me as some of my long time friends. We have all connected with each other through our love of fiber, but we have also become a sisterhood of friends over the years as well.....like bees in a colony. Some of us are worker bees and some of us are queens, but our community itself is one that supports each of us in a unique way. It's a place I like to call home :-)
This summer has been a summer of bees and honey for me. I just finished my book, "The Secret Lives of Bees" and it was just the right book for me to read this summer. I loved every single page....so much so, that I teased my husband about becoming a bee keeper.
It has also been the summer of the Bee Shawl, which is high on my list of to do's this Autumn. A few weeks ago, a woman contacted me to do a custom order of laceweight yarn in the same colorway as my Tupelo Honey sock yarn. Of all the color palettes there are, these golden colors are my favorite, so it was easy to take this order on. I loved this yarn so much so, that I dyed up enough for myself to make the stole and I will sell the remaining few skeins as I purchased enough to play with. I'm thinking this lace merino may become a staple here....I like it VERY much!
Before I can play in the honeypot however, I need to finish Ashley's vest. The back is finished and I have moved onto the front. I am not touching another knitting project until this is finished as I know, once I put it down, I may never pick it back up again. I am just not really feeling the love...but Ash loves it, so onward we go! Hopefully it will be finished this weekend.