I first saw the Beekeeper's Quilt early last week on Ravelry. As some designs tend to do, it kept popping up in my friend's activity tab, being favourited and/or queued by lots of people. And I thought it was cute, but that was it.
But then something happened, and I'm not even entirely sure how. But I couldn't stop thinking about it. And how nice it would be all done in shades of red (how unusual for me! Heh heh!). But I didn't buy the pattern straight away. I figured if I still couldn't stop thinking about it after a week, then maybe I should buy it.
And yesterday, I did! And I went stash diving and gathered up my red sock yarn leftovers (reds and red-purples and red-oranges and a few red-pinks). I also just might have bought a ball of heathered red yarn last weekend at Morris & Sons, and I have quite a bit of solid red 4ply/fingering yarn which MissFee picked up for me at the Wang mill last year. But funnily enough, I don't actually have that much variegated and semi-solid red yarn leftovers.