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!