For all those people who talk about creepy people and bad things on the internet, I give you this....
The other week, I got a surprise package in the mail, and it contained this wonderful bee beret, made by the wonderful Valerie over at Wandering Cat Studio.
We've never met but we are both Ontarians, both knitters, and we enjoy each other's blogs. As well, I've ordered quite a few skeins of the excellent hand-dyed yarn sold in the Etsy shop she and her Mom run, Wandering Cat Yarns. I highly recommend it!
Valerie saw this hat on Ravelry and decided to make it for me. I was so touched when I opened the surprise parcel and found this. I'll always treasure it. Things like this restore my faith in humanity.
It looks great on my badass beehive!
Can you tell how much I love this? And it fits my extra-large noggin! Valerie must have been psychic when she knit this. It's so comfy.
I could attach a veil and wear it for cold-weather beekeeping!
Valerie's knitting is beautiful. I only wish I could knit so evenly.
Really lovely colourwork!
Thank you so much, Valerie. I'm glad there are awesome people like you out there. I'm so lucky!
Here's Valerie's post on the hat (and apologies to her for my taking so long to post about this myself. I wanted to get Gordon to take photos of me, but we weren't managing it, so I took them myself today!)