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kenny ordered two “packages” of bees a few weeks ago. it’s time to get out the old hives, clean them up a bit (we actually have to clean them up a lot, with an acid solution, to kill any mites that could still be in the wood. these are deadly to the health of a hive) and get the area of our yard set up for their arrival in late april.

i celebrated by picking up my needles and casting on to knit a “honey cowl“.  i’m using bamboo yarn which is very stretchy, so this cowl will hang low around my neck.

i like to refer to it as my “honeycomb” cowl as i think the “right” side of the piece resembles the symmetry found in a honeycomb. of course, there is no symmetry in my knitting. a few mistakes here and there make it more of a wobbly hive.