Knitting My Beekeeper's Quilt (or: What Was I Thinking?)

If ever there was a project that could completely turn me off from knitting, it would have the be the Beekeeper's Quilt.

A few months ago, I purchased the kit off KnitCrate - I think I actually ordered it with my first shipment - and thought it would be a fun little project to work on between other projects or when traveling. Because, you know, they're so tiny and quick to knit up, right?

Turns out, they're also a huge pain in the butt. I can't tell you how many times I've stabbed myself with the tiny needles, which perhaps wouldn't be a huge problem if I were making them on circulars. I had more faith in myself, as someone who's successfully wielded smaller needles in the past for making socks (not that I've ever finished any, but I've made it to the toe of quite a few!) My hatred for these is truly heartbreaking.

Their one redeeming quality? The beautiful result I'll eventually achieve (a week from never) when I've knit up all my luxury mini-skeins and sewn them together into a lovely quilt. If blogs are still around at that time, I'll make sure to share with you a final, celebratory photo.

In the meantime, I've decided the trick is to not try and knit 300 of them in one sitting. Because I would probably hang myself from our ceiling fan using any scraps.