Friday, June 1, 2012

Finished Object Friday


This week seems to have been all about small projects. In addition to a secret swap project and a handful of crochet strawberries, I knit this little Owlet to use the last few yards of heathery-purple hand spun. For the body I use some unknown, unnamed beige yarn that was donated to me from the local community centre.

The pattern was slightly more challenging than I expected as a newbie crocheter - it's more of a recipe than a line-by-line pattern.  But given the simple shape and simple construction, I don't think you can go very far wrong with it. My modifications? I added the purple circles behind the safety eyes to make him look more owl-y. And I altered the final round of his head to make his ears pointier, working hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc for each ear.

As for today, I suspect that it's going to be a day of dishcloth and sock knitting. A coworker asked whether she could enlist me to knit some dishcloths for her, so I'm going to make a start on those. Because today will be spent mostly in hospital waiting rooms, mindless knitting is best. It's Friday, so have a look at Tami's Amis to see the parade of FOs in the links!

17 comments:

Carolyn said...

That is so cute - love it! I'm pretty new to crocheting too, made a few granny squares, but haven't tried anything this advanced yet :-) .

Natalie Buehler said...

I adore your tiny owl, so sweet.

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Ginx Craft said...

I just clicked to your blog. I just love your little owl! Did you see my felt owls that I made a few weeks ago. I really must try and learn to crochet. Someone showed me how to do a basic stitch, but when I look at a pattern it just leaves me completely confused.

I love your blog! I'm going to put it on my favourites.

Babajeza said...

What a lovely owl.

Pumpkin said...

Oh wow, that yarn goes absolutely perfectly with the pattern. He looks adorable!

Dee said...

He (she?) is SO cute!

Best wishes to Gavin. Hope everything goes quickly.

Andria said...

Oh my goodness, your owl is so cute! I love making dishcloths, small and satisfying.

WildflowerWool said...

Hope the surgery has gone well. Dishclothes seem like a great project for now.

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Very cute!

Leslie said...

perfect additions..

bookworm-Mary said...

so cute!!

Paula said...

SO cute! There's a veritable owl epidemic going around today (by which I mean this is the second one I've seen)! Hats off to you for modifying a pattern as a newbie crocheter, too!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

He's adorable!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Such a cute little chap, I think the circles behind the eyes are a great addition, he looks ever so owly

omlair said...

cute as! i love his eyes!

Kim Sonksen said...

I am loving him - your owl looks so life-like. Adorable!

Kepanie said...

What a cute owlet. I think the fuzzy yarn really makes it and gives it that look.