Lauren - A Bee In The Bonnet
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Knitting ➰ Crocheting ☕️ Coffee & Tea 📍Handmade in Ventura, California ✉️ abeeinthebonnet@gmail.com

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My scrumptious #no4blanket is coming along smoothly. It's one of those blankets with a slightly hypnotic stitch pattern, so you find yourself saying, "Just one more row!" a little more than you would otherwise. Many, many thanks to @weareknitters for the lovely kit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #etsyfeatures#etsyfinds#etsyfind#craftastherapy#craftersofinstagram#crafter#instacraft#handcrafting#handwork#handmadecraft#craftsposure#yarnaddict#yarnaddiction#yummyyarn#thehandmadeparade#creatorslane#favehandmade#stitchandhustle#mycreativebiz#abmcrafty#ourmakerlife#knittercorner#knittingofinsta#makersgonnamake#communitynotcompetition#etsyshop#etsysellers#etsysellersofinstagram

The #kaloramasweater is out to test knitters, and the early photos are starting to crop up on Instagram! Check out the hashtag to see how other variations on the sweater have turned out, and keep your eyes here for the launch of the pattern on November 9. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #onmyneedles#knitinspo123#knittingislove#superknitters#realmakersclub#bossvibes#knittinglove#i_loveknitting#ravelry#sustainablefashion#knitandbehappy#knittersofravelry#knitfastdiewarm#knitallthethings#knittersgonnaknit#tejeresmisuperpoder#tejeresdeguapas#strikkedilla#strikkeglede#egostrikk#craftsposure#handmadeaccessories#mdkeasealong#hechoamano#hechoconamor#tejeresunplacer #tejeresunestilodevida#tejermehacefeliz

Getting ready to cast off on the #harborsweater, which has caused me more than a few headaches but, in the end, has been so worth each of them. I tried it on the other day, just to be sure it fit after that earlier mishap, and my friends... it fits like a glove. I can't wait to wear it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #handmadeisbetter#yarnlove#shopetsy#handcrafted#makersmovement#calledtobecreative#wearethemakers#creativityfound#creativelifehappylife#makersvillage #handsandhustle#knittersofinstagram #instaknit#makersgonnamake #etsy #etsyfinds#etsyseller #knitting_inspiration#strikking#strikk #tejer #knittinginspiration #knitstagram #etsyshop#madewithlove #knitspo #knitspiration #knittingaddict #knittinglove

Well, my suspicion turned out to be right. That first border just wasn't doing it for me. Trying out something lacy instead. Fingers crossed this one works better!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #handmadeisbetter#yarnlove#shopetsy#handcrafted#makersmovement#calledtobecreative#wearethemakers#creativityfound#creativelifehappylife#makersvillage#handsandhustle#knittersofinstagram#instaknit#makersgonnamake #etsy #etsyfinds#etsyseller#knitting_inspiration#strikking#strikk #tejer#knittinginspiration #knitstagram #etsyshop#madewithlove#knitspo #knitspiration #knittingaddict #knittinglove

You know, as much as I love the freedom and flexibility of designing my own patterns, sometimes, it's really nice to let somebody else do all of that work! That's why I was so pleased when the friendly crew over at @weareknitters offered to send me a kit to try out. Keep your eyes here to see how my #no4blanket works up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #handmadeisbetter#yarnlove#shopetsy#handcrafted#makersmovement#calledtobecreative#wearethemakers#creativityfound#creativelifehappylife#makersvillage #handsandhustle#knittersofinstagram #instaknit#makersgonnamake #etsy #etsyfinds#etsyseller #knitting_inspiration#strikking#strikk #tejer #knittinginspiration #knitstagram #etsyshop#madewithlove #knitspo #knitspiration #knittingaddict #knittinglove

So the Stockinette Behemoth, now known as the #santacruzshawl, has an edging finally. I'm not convinced this is the right one, but I'm going to keep going for a little while and see how I feel about it after a few more repeats. That's the great thing about working without a pattern - I just do what I want, and rip it out if it doesn't make me happy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #onmyneedles#knitinspo123#knittingislove#superknitters#realmakersclub#bossvibes#knittinglove#i_loveknitting#ravelry#sustainablefashion#knitandbehappy#knittersofravelry#knitfastdiewarm#knitallthethings#knittersgonnaknit#tejeresmisuperpoder#tejeresdeguapas#strikkedilla#strikkeglede#egostrikk#craftsposure#handmadeaccessories#hechoamano#hechoconamor#tejeresunplacer #tejeresunestilodevida#tejermehacefeliz #tejeresmipasion

**CALL FOR TESTERS** - The #pointmugucowl is ready for test knitters! If you've ever wanted to try colorwork but it seemed intimidating, or you're a more advanced knitter looking for an easy colorwork project for a bit of relaxation, this is a great project for you. The cowl is worked with just two strands of yarn, but the variegated colors make it look much more complicated than it is. Looking for 3-5 testers to give this baby a whirl - drop a comment or send me a DM!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #handmadeisbetter#yarnlove#shopetsy#handcrafted#makersmovement#calledtobecreative#wearethemakers#creativityfound#creativelifehappylife#makersvillage #handsandhustle#knittersofinstagram #instaknit#makersgonnamake #etsy #etsyfinds#etsyseller #knitting_inspiration#strikking#strikk #tejer #knittinginspiration #knitstagram #etsyshop#madewithlove #knitspo #knitspiration #knittingaddict

I woke up this morning to a definite chill in the air, cloudy skies, and an urge to bake all the things. You know what that means - fall's finally here! I decided to celebrate by having a sale on my patterns. Through the end of this week, take 20% off any of my patterns on Ravelry! The discount is applied at checkout, no code needed. You can find a link in my bio or just search Ravelry for abeeinthebonnet (and let's be friends while you're there, too!). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #handmadeisbetter#yarnlove#shopetsy#handcrafted#makersmovement#calledtobecreative#wearethemakers#creativityfound#creativelifehappylife#makersvillage #handsandhustle#knittersofinstagram #instaknit#makersgonnamake #etsy #etsyfinds#etsyseller #knitting_inspiration#strikking#strikk #tejer #knittinginspiration #knitstagram #etsyshop#madewithlove #knitspo #knitspiration #knittingaddict #knittinglove

Oh hey, look who's back! The #harborsweater has finally come out of the resentment pile where I tossed it weeks ago, and it has new sleeves and a properly-sized body. I'm feeling good about this one again and can't wait to have it finished.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #etsyfeatures#etsyfinds#etsyfind#craftastherapy#craftersofinstagram#crafter#instacraft#handcrafting#handwork#handmadecraft#craftsposure#yarnaddict#yarnaddiction#yummyyarn#thehandmadeparade#creatorslane#favehandmade#stitchandhustle#mycreativebiz#abmcrafty#ourmakerlife#knittercorner#knittingofinsta#makersgonnamake#communitynotcompetition#etsyshop#etsysellers#etsysellersofinstagram

That garter stitch shawl I've been working on has been slowly growing every day. It's perfect park knitting, because I don't have to look at it so I can keep my attention on Little C while she plays. There's also just something so relaxing about a sea of garter stitch, isn't there?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #onmyneedles#knitinspo123#knittingislove#superknitters#realmakersclub#bossvibes#knittinglove#i_loveknitting#ravelry#sustainablefashion#knitandbehappy#knittersofravelry#knitfastdiewarm#knitallthethings#knittersgonnaknit#tejeresmisuperpoder#tejeresdeguapas#strikkedilla#strikkeglede#egostrikk#craftsposure#handmadeaccessories#mdkeasealong#hechoamano#hechoconamor#tejeresunplacer #tejeresunestilodevida#tejermehacefeliz #tejeresmipasion

Okay friends, after much delay on my part, the #kaloramasweater is just about ready for test knitting. The wonderful @thetecheditorhub has been helping me get the pattern in usable shape (and it was a mess at first, let me tell you). I'm so excited to share it with you all soon! . I'll be sending out the call for testers to my test knitting email list, first. This is a special email list that I use only for test knitters, so if you're signed up for my regular updates, you won't be receiving this one. Be sure to sign up at abeeinthebonnet.com/test-knitters, or click the link in my bio if you'd like to test knit. There's room for three testers in each of five sizes, with priority given to repeat testers. . . . #handmadeisbetter#yarnlove#shopetsy#handcrafted#makersmovement#calledtobecreative#wearethemakers#creativityfound#creativelifehappylife#makersvillage #handsandhustle#knittersofinstagram #instaknit#makersgonnamake #etsy #etsyfinds#etsyseller #knitting_inspiration#strikking#strikk #tejer #knittinginspiration #knitstagram #etsyshop#madewithlove #knitspo #knitspiration #knittingaddict

On the blog today: beach knitting and making friends in unexpected places. Link in bio! . I'm thinking of updating the pattern for the #matilijamitts this fall to include some additional sizes. Right now, they're just one size, and while they fit my hands perfectly, I realize there are lots of different hands out there. What do you think - should I add a size up and a size down? . . . #handmadeisbetter#yarnlove#shopetsy#handcrafted#makersmovement#calledtobecreative#wearethemakers#creativityfound#creativelifehappylife#makersvillage #handsandhustle#knittersofinstagram #instaknit#makersgonnamake #etsy #etsyfinds#etsyseller #knitting_inspiration#strikking#strikk #tejer #knittinginspiration #knitstagram #etsyshop#madewithlove #knitspo #knitspiration #knittingaddict #knittinglove

And the #saticoyhat is live! You can find it on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy, and abeeinthebonnet.com. Thank you all so much for your encouragement, and extra special thanks to my wonderful test knitters - @_aroon, @craftworksblog, and @montanocrochet. The hat pattern is 15% off on Ravelry through 11:59 pm on Sunday (PST) - no code needed!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We've also got giveaway winners! @alessia.mg, @salminenliisa, and @hopscotchlane, please send me a DM so I can get your copy of the pattern to you. Happy stitching, everybody.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #etsyfeatures#etsyfinds#etsyfind#craftastherapy#craftersofinstagram#crafter#instacraft#handcrafting#handwork#handmadecraft#craftsposure#yarnaddict#yarnaddiction#yummyyarn#thehandmadeparade#creatorslane#favehandmade#stitchandhustle#mycreativebiz#abmcrafty#ourmakerlife#knittercorner#knittingofinsta#makersgonnamake#communitynotcompetition#etsyshop#etsysellers#etsysellersofinstagram

I've been quietly working on a new pattern that hasn't had a chance to appear here on Instagram yet. It's a simple semi-circular wrap with a knit-on edging and lots of soothing garter stitch - perfect for beginners and knitflixers alike!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Speaking of knitflixing, has anybody else finished season 3 of Las Chicas del Cable yet? I powered through the whole thing in two days and am dying to talk about it with somebody!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #onmyneedles#knitinspo123#knittingislove#superknitters#realmakersclub#bossvibes#knittinglove#i_loveknitting#ravelry#sustainablefashion#knitandbehappy#knittersofravelry#knitfastdiewarm#knitallthethings#knittersgonnaknit#tejeresmisuperpoder#tejeresdeguapas#strikkedilla#strikkeglede#egostrikk#craftsposure#handmadeaccessories#mdkeasealong#hechoamano#hechoconamor#tejeresunplacer #tejeresunestilodevida#tejermehacefeliz #tejeresmipasion

UPDATE: the giveaway is closed now! Thank you all for joining in on the fun. // The pattern for the #saticoyhat will be released tomorrow, and I am kind of in love with this thing. It's got swirly, lacy panels in between columns of twisted stitches and purls that look like beads on a string. The five columns rise all the way to the crown. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To celebrate, I'm giving away three copies! You know the drill: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Follow me, @abeeinthebonnet⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Tag a friend you think would enjoy knitting this hat! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Each comment is an entry, and you can leave as many as you'd like. I'll draw winners randomly tomorrow morning. The giveaway is definitely not sponsored by or affiliated with Instagram.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #handmadeisbetter#yarnlove#shopetsy#handcrafted#makersmovement#calledtobecreative#wearethemakers#creativityfound#creativelifehappylife#makersvillage #handsandhustle#knittersofinstagram #instaknit#makersgonnamake #etsy #etsyfinds#etsyseller #knitting_inspiration#strikking#strikk #tejer #knittinginspiration #knitstagram #etsyshop#madewithlove #knitspo #knitspiration #knittingaddict #knittinglove

The #pointmugucowl is moving along swiftly and quietly in the background, and I am so tickled with how it's coming together. This thing is light and fluffy, but the stranded colorwork makes it very cozy. If you'd like to be a pattern tester for this one, I'll be sending out the call for testers next week - you can sign up for the email list at abeeinthebonnet.com/pattern-testers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #etsyfeatures#etsyfinds#etsyfind#craftastherapy#craftersofinstagram#crafter#instacraft#handcrafting#handwork#handmadecraft#craftsposure#yarnaddict#yarnaddiction#yummyyarn#thehandmadeparade#creatorslane#favehandmade#stitchandhustle#mycreativebiz#abmcrafty#ourmakerlife#knittercorner#knittingofinsta#makersgonnamake#communitynotcompetition#etsyshop#etsysellers#etsysellersofinstagram

I'm back after a brief break and almost ready to roll out the #saticoyhat. The pattern will be released this Friday, so keep your eyes out! In the meantime, I'm working to have a healthier relationship with social media, which means I'm going to try not being on here 14 hours a day 😆 Wish me luck! . . . #handmadeisbetter#yarnlove#shopetsy#handcrafted#makersmovement#calledtobecreative#wearethemakers#creativityfound#creativelifehappylife#makersvillage#handsandhustle#knittersofinstagram#instaknit#makersgonnamake #etsy #etsyfinds#etsyseller#knitting_inspiration#strikking#strikk #tejer#knittinginspiration #knitstagram #etsyshop#madewithlove#knitspo #knitspiration #knittingaddict