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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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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2012 12:36:28 PM »

I've never seen anything like it. It's a truly unique piece of art. Great job.
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2012 02:07:02 PM »

I love the owls! What a great sweater! Hehe, and great modeling too Wink
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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2012 02:11:13 PM »

looks great, I love all the buttons you used
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2012 02:16:34 PM »

Lovely work! The fit looks perfect, great job. Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2012 01:35:52 AM »

This sweater is incredible! It looks great on you, and I can't get over the owls...by knitted stitches...little cable owls...adorable!!!!
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2012 09:10:38 AM »

OMG!!!  That is FANTASTIC!!!!  It is like the most amazingest sweater EVAR! 
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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2012 09:45:30 PM »

I love this sweater, and you did a fabulous job on it!
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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2012 09:34:06 AM »

thanks to all for your kind words!
I've begun a second, smaller one. I bought the Owlet at the same time so I could make my daughter a matching one lol.
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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2012 10:54:58 AM »

Can't wait to see the smaller version. Lucky lucky girl.
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« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2012 03:29:30 AM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411133.0

I finished the miniature one!
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« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2012 11:15:28 PM »

My instant gratification problem might be solved if I look at your sweater long enough.

What gorgeous work!
(Kudos to the pattern-writer too.)
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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2012 06:28:40 PM »

That owl pattern would look great on a pair of mittens!
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2012 01:02:00 PM »

have a look on ravelry, I'm pretty sure there's a free owl mitten pattern!
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« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2012 01:42:05 PM »

this is freaking adorable! i may have to make me one.
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