Friday, 8 November 2013

Little Owls


I couldn't think what to post today, as I am part way through another project. I am not very good at writing about WIP's, but prefer posting about projects when they are finished. I'm not sure what that says about me. 

But then I remembered these little guys. 

I knitted them back in the summer when we were on holiday in France. They are from a free pattern on ravelry, called Owls Two Ways. Really nice simple pattern, which also has a crochet version. The knitted owls are done on double-points. 


I like a project on holiday where I do not have to refer to the pattern too much, and after knitting one or two I could more or less keep the instructions in my head. Some of these chaps were knitted on the ferry and the beach, where it is nice not to have to worry about your pattern being whisked away by the wind.

I did slightly altered the pattern, by adding the wings, and for some of the owls instead of sewing a seam along the top of the head I grafted. You can see this in the photo above: grey owl is sewn, tan one is grafted. This was just really because at the time I had just discovered grafting, and enjoyed doing it so much.  


What I like about the owls is that by using different wools, slightly altering the size, adding a few speckles, they do seem to take on a life of their own.
 

40 comments:

  1. Oh my word those are too too cute! I love how you perched them in trees for the photos. Adorable!

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  2. What wonderful owls. I love the way you have adapted the pattern.

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  3. So, so darling! I love owls!
    Jemma

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  4. Your owls are sooo cute!
    Ali x

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  5. Awww they are adorable! What a sweet little pattern

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  6. Aww what cute little owlies
    Clare x

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  7. I know exactly what you mean by only posting finished projects... Love these cute little owls! Will have to check out the pattern.

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  8. I like to post finished projects too, which is why is showed some of my friend's work today on my blog!

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  9. The CUTE! I can't handle the cute!!!! I love owls!

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  10. I do not knit, but would almost start just for these cuties. My are they sweet!

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  11. great idea to have an easy holiday project and they are very cute too.

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  12. Oh my, they're so cute! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up! This week’s round is still open!

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  13. These are such cuties. I don't mind posting WiP's although I haven't done so in a while.... ooo I feel a post coming on, I just need to remember to take photo's along the way :)

    Jan x

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  14. They are absolutely gorgeous, I'm not a big knitter but there are definitely making me feel inspired to pick up my needles! x

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  15. aww they're adorable!!! each definitely has its own character, i love the photo at the top of them all together, so cute, it put a smile on my face :) x

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  16. Those owls are really sweet. They look good all grouped together.

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  17. I can't believe that you have forgotten to blog about these before now. They are lovely. I know what you mean about blogging about WIP's but I suddenly thought why am I so worried? This week I have done just that and, guess what? I am still alive. Funny how we get these little ideas in our heads!

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  18. Super cute! I Have to learn to knit ;) visiting from And sewwecraft linky party ;)
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  19. Your little owls are fabulous I can't believe you forgot about them too :)

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  20. I would much rather write about finished projects that WIP too! The owls are quite cute!!

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  21. I love that you added the wings!

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  22. Your owls are gorgeous! You've made your own "parliament of owls". :)

    Cheers,
    Lynda.

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  23. Oh my goodness, they are just the darlingest owls!
    So full of character. I bet they are quite addictive to make?

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  24. Oh my gosh those little owls!!! I just want to love them and squeeze their little owl cheeks!

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  25. What cute little owls! Thanks for sharing this adorable project at The Pin Junkie party. It was featured this week. Please stop by to grab a button and be sure to link up your best fall crafts at this week's party! http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/11/friday-link-party-43.html

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  26. visiting from show and tell. I don't know how you manage to make such tiny things. They are amazing

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  27. Yet again you amaze me with your cute knitted things!

    These look great, thanks for sharing!

    And thanks for linking up to And Sew We Craft Together.

    http://www.andsewwecraft.com/2013/11/sew-craft-together-linky-party-6/

    Amy x

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  28. Those are soooo cute!!! Love them.

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