Meet my little owl friend. I just adore his expressive eyes and teeny tiny beak. It's been said that owls are wise, but this one is more inquisitive than he is wise.
I just finished my second sweater, a pullover, and can already be seen around town wearing it. It's an instant classic in my wardrobe!
A series of carefully placed cables create a collection of horned owls in the yoke. I chose one lucky owl in the front to have eyes and a beak.
Pattern: owls by Kate Davies
Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool in Nature's Brown; Paton's Classic Wool Merino in Natural Marl
Time Elapsed: about three weeks
Modifications/Notes: Despite the Autumnal color of this sweater, I want to be able to wear it into the Spring. So, I made it with short sleeves that can be worn over a long sleeved tee or a camisole. I also chose a worsted weight yarn instead of the required chunky weight and had to adjust the pattern accordingly. I loved working with the Fisherman's Wool, especially since the total cost of this sweater came to about $12; however, I was not to pleased to see that it was made in China. The buttons I bought for the eyes were the exact color of the wool, so I hand painted the golden centers to make them look more like eyes.
Because I can't just follow directions, I added a contrasting stripe along the bottom hem, armholes and neckline to give it that extra something special.
Here I'm feeling pretty spiffy and proud of myself for knitting such a glorious sweater. The experience was just a hoot!