My friend (husband's cousin's wife...yeah, easier to say friend) and I got our boys together last week. We were getting ready to leave when she saw the bee mittens and went crazy. If you're new to my backyard then you may not know that I made them two years ago. They were originally made for Kidster #1 and have since been very happily inherited and now loved even more by Kidster #2. They've been shaved more times than my legs (Ha! Just kidding, I wanted to see if you were paying attention!) and the eyes have been replaced but they are a getting dressed for outside staple.
Nov 2008, Kidster #1 and his new bees
Anyway, I noticed that my friend's DD had the cutest little black coat with a gray checkered lining and little red turn back cuffs. The idea for these came to mind almost immediately. I think she'll like them. We're getting together next week.
Now as much as I love people fawning all over my kids' knits, I hope they don't bother me for a while. I am trying to work on some selfish knitting.