My Owl is so Sleepy

I made this little dude for my MIL’s birthday. She’s all crafty and awesome and likes owls a bunch. He’s from the Snoozing Ned pattern, heavily modified.

For instance, I didn’t want to fool around with tiny gauge and pieces of felt, so I used green Bernat Softee Chunky held together with some purple sport weight. I thought this would give it a speckled appearance.

I love speckledy things.

On size 8 needles, the pieces were thick enough to not need further reinforcing with felt. I also did the wings and ears in seed stitch so they wouldn’t curl. I was going to make feet but I like him the way he is. He’s kind of big, almost a pillow. And of course, I knitted the beak.

It really didn’t take very long to make… about a day. Even with all the seaming. He’s made on straights, you see. You guys know how I am about the double-pointed goodness. But sometimes you have to make something on straights, it brings you back to the primitive beginnings.

He’s certainly primitive. And slightly abstract. But I quite like him.

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