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Topic: Owls are the new... whatever last year's craze was.  (Read 4814 times)
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« on: May 26, 2012 08:04:07 AM »

I saw this sweater and fell in love immediately. Now, I'm not one for tight fitting things so I made my actual size, not a size smaller. I'm chunky, and so was the yarn lol.



I love how the owls started to appear when I began following the chart, I love the k2p2 ribbing and how it actually not only gives the garment shape, it's a feature too. I eve love that I made the sleeves too long. I like them like that. I'm 4ft 8in tall so having long sleeves is usual for me, a sweater that fits on the arms doesn't feel right!

I love the painted wood buttons (handwash only, like I'd ever machine this baby after all that work!!), I love the colour even though I could have sworn I ordered a grassy green from ebay... I can even cope with the fact that, since wet blocking it, it kinda smells like wet dog.

whatever. This sweater rocks, the pattern rocks. it's taken me 3 weeks of hard work and I'm so immensely proud of it.

here's some action shots, poses chosen by my 6 year old photographer.

Chilling.



ok. not so much chilling. More boiling in fact. It's about 32 F (26 C) here today.

standing.



("please tell me this is the last one, I'm sure we have enough. seriously. I admire your dedication Sophie but I am BOILING! dogs die in hot cars, mummies die in hot sweaters!")

my spare buttons, sewn on the inside of the bottom hem. (because I know I'm a klutz and will lose some!)



finally, omg they're just so fricking cute. My Owls.



and a linkiedoodle to the pattern purchase page.

http://katedaviesdesigns.com/2008/11/22/owls/

once I have finished some socks for my dearest minime, she'll be getting the "Owlet" because a good friend gave me loads of free chunky yarn. WHOOP!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2012 10:21:13 AM »

It's beautiful! And it looks great on you, very flattering fit! I totally lol'ed at "I'm chunky, and so was the yarn." Story of my life! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2012 10:45:58 AM »

Love this sweater. Those owls are so cute. I love the sleeves too. It looks fantastic on you. (and it's hot here too. made me hot just looking at poor you. lol)
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2012 10:53:38 AM »

just can't wait for the usual British summer to kick in so I can wear it hahahaha!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2012 11:21:45 AM »

This is beyond fabulous and adorable and you look great in it! I love those buttons you used for the eyes. Great job! I bet it took you forever!
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2012 11:23:37 AM »

lol! I'm still trying to get my mind around how you "embedded" those owls. (From someone who doesn't knit). I think they are adorable. Love those buttons!!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2012 11:29:51 AM »

lol! I'm still trying to get my mind around how you "embedded" those owls. (From someone who doesn't knit). I think they are adorable. Love those buttons!!!

thanks, I thought they were pretty awesome as I watched them just appear on my needles lol. surprisingly easy to do (I've only been knitting in earnest since about last oct/nov ish)

This is beyond fabulous and adorable and you look great in it! I love those buttons you used for the eyes. Great job! I bet it took you forever!

about 3 weeks work; during down time, bus journeys, when i should be doing something else etc lol. my house is a pigsty, but hey! new sweater!
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2012 02:00:09 PM »

I love that pattern! If I were a master knitter like you apparently are, I'd give her a go, but poor me is still too nooblet Tongue

The fit is great and I just ADORE that every owl has different buttons for it's eyes!
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2012 02:19:26 AM »

job lot of buttons from ebay  Cheesy I wanted painted ones, but couldn't decide on which ones, so I bought a mix bag of 50 hahaha. 44 for the owls, 6 spares.
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2012 09:57:37 AM »

What a lovely sweater! ugh! I so wish I could knit! The owls are too precious!
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