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Flight of the [Bumble]bee

Today’s post is a mashup of the Knitting and Crochet Blog Week assignment and {this moment}. The assignment is to come up with a different kind of post.

Day Five (Friday April 26th): Something A Bit Different
It’s the annual challenge to blog in a way different to how you normally blog. You may choose to create a podcast, or vlog, create a wordless post or write in verse. You’ve already stretched your wings with an infographic, now it’s time to freestyle. You can post on any topic you like, but be sure to post in a style different from your usual blog presentation. There’s not too much guidance for this one simply because the more varied the posts are on this day, the wider the sources of information for other bloggers will be. Bonus points if you manage to work your house animal in somehow.

Last year I stretched my blogging creativity muscles by creating a stop motion animation video. That was a lot of fun but my goodness, it was a lot of work. You take a photograph, then move things a teeny bit, take another photograph, move things again, take another photograph and on and on and on. It takes forever, I mean f-o-r-e-v-e-r. I used an iPhone app to help me out but still, that was a lot of work. And then you add in the editing and music and text and so on and it’s pretty much a day’s work.

This time around I had a few ideas, but my main idea was to make some kind of knitting gif. Or some kind of slo-motion or high-speed knitting video. And then I picked House of Bee and really spent a lot of time and thought on this bee thing and, well, the idea for the flight of a bee was born. Except that this bee likes yarn better than fruit. Especially since the colorway sounds like its some kind of yummy dessert. So – enjoy!

The best Star Wars Trilogy version

Apart from the original, of course. I came across this one while looking for Star Wars stop motion versions. As I’ve mentioned before, I created a stop motion animation video for the Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, and my original idea was to go with a Star Wars theme. I had planned for my needles to engage in a battle a la Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and before I developed that concept further, I wanted to see what my options would be in using the actual Star Wars music. You know, using the Imperial Death March, or creating a modified intro scroll together with the main theme music. While searching, I came across this video – full of win!

In case you’re wondering what happened to my concept, I took the duel option and created a kind of Wild West ‘shootout’ between my knitting needles. I’m still thinking of creating a Star Warsesque knitting stop motion video…