I hadn’t realized how long it had been since my last knitting-related post. So here’s one just for the lone crafty friend – okay maybe there are two of you.
My sister and I have made-up “superhero” names. I’m Rigor Mortis Tortoise. We had trouble coming up with a catchy name for her and settled for Irritable Bowel Owl. Charming eh? I made these Owlings fingerless mitts for her.
I thought they were cute. Too bad some of the owls are a bit cock-eyed due to my inability to work with itty-bitty beads. (Bubba: How do you stand to work with such tiny little things?!)
I also made this Who? hat using the same yarn. The owl portion of the patterns aren’t the same, but hopefully she’ll see the common theme. Now that I’m looking at this picture, the owl reminds me of a mogwai (pre-Gremlins for you kids who are too young to remember the movie).
For the knitters: Both of these patterns are free from the designer’s websites. Both are pretty simple and require some simple cable work. I found using a cable needle for the Owlings to be more trouble than it was worth and learned how to do the cables without the needle. Not bad once you get the hang of it, but you do have to be careful not to drop your stitches. I used size 6 needles for both projects and Cascade 220 in color 9465B. Real descriptive huh? It’s orange. I’ve mentioned this before, but I dislike finishing work and can now add sewing beads and buttons to my list of dreaded tasks. The Owlings looked better with the beads, but I think I might prefer the Who? hat sans button/beads.