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Monday, 12 March 2012

Another Owl!

I made this owl for a friend's baby. Here he is before he fluttered off to the new nursery:
He was really simple to make, just a couple of squares stitched together with the ears constructed by sewing the middle of the top of the head a few rows lower down to create the dip! I used 2 balls of Sirdar Indie - very good for owlish cushions.

Here are the other results of my post-Christmas startitis... two Ysolda Teague patterns to begin with. I absolutely loved knitting the Damson shawl - so simple and perfect for knitting whilst watching tv. The yarn is stunning; a gorgeous blend of alpaca, cashmere and silk. 
Damson shawl in Juno Alice Sock yarn (Canopy)
These flip-top mittens are the first proper mittens or gloves I've made. I really enjoyed them, although I made so many silly mistakes because I was not concentrating or didn't quite understand some parts the first time. They knitted up really quickly, and the pretty cabling is satisfying to watch as it grows.
Snapdragon Flip-top Mittens in Dream in Color Classy yarn (Gold Experience)
I also knitted this Orchids and Fairy Lights hat by Tiny Owl Knits. It is a really lovely knit and I would like to make another... This hat kept me cheery on the day we were without running water, a flushing loo and heating for most of the day due to a partially frozen pipe. Can't beat a cable and bobble pattern for taking your mind of things!