I’ve been burying myself in front of the computer most days after work. With the weather looking nicer, I have been known to step out and enjoy it when I have free time. And so my latest knitting adventures have been slow going. And many of them are gifts so I’m trying to keep them on the DL. But one project, a project that I got giddy over when I first saw it, was gifted this weekend so I feel the need to share it with le blog.
You wouldn’t expect less, no?
Gah. The cuteness kills me every time.
A dear friend of mine is expecting. (What? No way! You know pregnant people? Shut up!) She had shared with me that her little man’s nursery was invaded by owls and I made it my personal mission to incorporate something owlish on my Ravelry queue. When I stumbled upon these little guys, I had to knit them up. Just look at them – how could I not?
I started with the gray owl and followed the pattern (he finished about 2.5″ tall). I wanted to try my hand at a second one, a larger one, so I casted on more stitches and improvised (he measured about 4″ tall). After they were knit up and I finally found my bag of Polyfill [hiding in a closet top among a bazillion white pillows], I sewed up some rice bags to weigh them down, attached their eyes and stuffed them up.
To say I like them is an understatement. I’m smitten.
I hope the owls find a nice place to cozy up in the nursery. I hope they get touched and squeezed and drooled on. And I hope to see Baby C’s photo with at least one them while wearing his stellar baby beanie. *hint hint*
*Owl pattern: Owls Two Ways (knit and crochet) by Ana Clerc. Free pattern available through Ravelry.com.