At Last! Time 2 B

It's been a long time coming, and I've promised so many, so often that I can't believe it's finally time:  Today you can get your very own Adult Bee pattern, to make in any of six sizes, at the length of your choice. 

CLICK HERE to get it.

Not to make too obscure a reference, but if you happened to see the Teachers' Talent Show at the Madrona Winter Retreat this year (What happens at Madrona Stays at Madrona), where there was an official Media Blackout, you saw me wear the original Queen Bee.  Among Other Things.  'Nuff said.  Lots of people asked me about the pattern after that, which is the only reason I bring it up now.

The original version of the bee sweater was a baby cardigan; one of three that inspired me to publish my first book.  I was surprised and delighted when one after another, knitters asked me to re-tool the motif as an adult sweater.  In fact, from the very first, everywhere I went that people had seen that baby bee sweater, knitters assertively *cough-aggressively-cough* let me know what they wanted.  And they were not shy.  Knitters crossed rooms, crossed book-signing lines, crossed lanes of traffic; all to let me know that while the baby version was fine, what they really wanted was a grown-up bee sweater of their very own.

Which I realized, should not have the same naive spirit as the original. An adult bee sweater had to reflect wisdom, and stature, and well, royalty of a sort.  It could only be a QUEEN BEE

Much as with the original, the adult bee sweater almost knitted itself.  The yarn was a complete no-brainer:  Blue Moon Fiber Arts, with Force of Nature Tina Newton at the helm, supplied the yarn without batting a lash.  Even though I don't normally like V-necks, this one told me loudly and often that it needed to Bee a Vee.  I never question messages from the universe which are that loud and clear.

I hope you'll enjoy the Queen as much as I have.  Thank you so much for telling me how much she was wanted.  And for patiently waiting while I made it happen for you. 

Long Live the Queen.