Monday, July 18, 2011

Who? A dozen little WHAT??? Do you see them???

Please tell me you see them? They are there... I see them... do you?

 I asked the boys what they thought they were?

"A sphinx... you know... like in Egypt!" remarked my husband.

"Cactus!" remarked my son.

"No!", my son changed his mind... "They are rabbits covering their privates... on a pogo stick!"

Oh goodness, please tell me... what do you see?  I think it's so plainly clear.... they are!!!!  THEY ARE...

Owls! A dozen little owls.  I've been admiring this pattern since October.  I am proud of this little cap since I figured out how to convert this pattern to use DK weight yarn on size 2 and 3 needles. The original pattern calls for Worsted Weight yarn and larger needles (size 6). I added one extra owl to make the numbers work out. I struggle with math, so it was an accomplishment for me to get the numbers to all work out.  In case you are wondering, I will be adding some buttons to make the owls eyes more prominent. I will probably add eyes to one or three owls.  I'll post another photo when I sew on the eyes, but for now... I was just so excited to show you all my latest cap!

The original pattern link can be found here on Sara's "Penguin Purls" blog (Click HERE).
My pattern modifications can be found on Ravelry (Click HERE).


Anonymous said...

So Cute!! I love the owls.

Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

I kept shouting "their owls" through the whole post. delighted to discover I was right. Men-- they just don't have eyes for knitted animals. When I was working on my toy lion my husband said, "Oh, cute porcupine" -- honestly!

Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

oops, I mean "they're owls". See how excited I was, I lost control of my grammar!

Kim said...

Oh, thank goodness. I am so pleased you all can see the owls! I thought maybe I was suffering from "yarn on the brain" or some other rare affliction from too much knitting!