A package arrived in the post this week from my Mum, containing the errant new Made By Ewe creation, which I left at her house by mistake.
Say hello to Owl!
I’m designing a new knitting kit and this is the prototype. Actually this is about the 4th prototype, and she has been unpicked and reknitted several times, but I think this is the final version.
I had several different attempts at making nice owl eyes, that didn’t make her look like a zombie, all staring and scary. I tried buttons, different knitting ideas and considered felt eyes, but I like these ones the best.
And the wings fold round her body just right to cuddle a little baby owl.
I’m now knitting up a final version and checking the pattern – it’s driving me mad as usual, especially as I am in the middle of moving office in the house. We spent the weekend carrying boxes, sofas, boxes, books, boxes, cupboards and oh – did I mention the boxes? – up and down and up and down stairs. Also had the joy of rewiring the phone system: Husband ( crammed into roof space) “How does it sound now?” Me: (yelling up the stairs) “Crackly…….fine…….bit crackly………crackly (repeat for 45 minutes)
Needless to say, various little knitted wings, beaks and eyes have disappeared amongst the – yes, you’ve guessed it – BOXES – so will have to be reknitted. That is, when I can find the yarn!
Hopefully other crafty people have been having a more relaxing time over on Handmade Monday