Bertram the boss eyed bee bombs.Poor Bertram.
Knit Wars stepped up a gear this week with the fight to end all fights, the clash of the titans, the ultimate woolly battle to glory or (as we like to do things round here) a democratic vote between our favourite knitted hats of the week.
Sipping Susan by Mary of Bishops Stortford emerged victorious with 62.78% of the public vote precisely.
Here she is enjoying a well earned victory drink.
As for Bertram, all is not lost, he was last seen in the garden at Fruit Towers feasting on the last of the season's pollen. Apparently he wants to be match fit for his imminent trip down to Sainsbury's.
It's almost time to keep your eyes peeled for Susan, Bertram and their friends.
In the meantime, the happy news is that every cloud definitely does have a silver lining. This week's postal strikes means we've decided to shift the deadline back to the 30th of October.
Hurrah for an extra ten days knitting. If you've got new hats (or even old ones from last year) we'd love to have them so please do send them in.