Sunday, January 3, 2010

Whhooooose There?

Owls are night creatures, so they show up best against a black sky. Of course, the evergreen branch he's perched on doesn't show up so well. Once again, this is from Dianna Stevens' Animal Bookmarks: A Tatted Zoo.

This is my second attempt at making this pattern. It really isn't difficult, it just requires that you pay attention. I did something weird on the first one: it's horned tufts were turned upside down and one eye was bigger than the other. My sister said it looked crazy. I think she insulted it, because it's flown the coop (I can't find it anywhere or I'd show you how weird it looks).

This second one turned out rather nice. It's made of Lizbeth size 20 Ecru and medium Harvest Orange (you'd think I was trying to use up the entire ball of that stuff) with Christmas Green for the branch. Isn't it interesting how many animals look good in brown?

AH-HA! I found the crazy owl! Those weird threads at his shoulders are where the pattern finished and didn't hide the ends. I don't know that I will ever hide the ends. I think this will go in my drawer full of what-can-I-possibly-do-with-this-? stuff.


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I'm thinking it might be time to pull that book off the shelf, dust it off, and try some patterns... my grandson would love any of the bookmarks you've made!

Anonymous said...

hey, Marty, the little guy doesn't look bad enough to throw in the drawer. Sew him to something--a jacket or a burp cloth--no ends to hide when you use them for sewing and he'll have a handsome life!
Katie V in NC

Katie said...

Oh! He's a lovely owl! Thanks for sharing all these with us. I like getting to see what's in a pattern book I don't own.

Tatskool said...

They both look fab to me.

Beelizabeth said...

I love your bookmarks- when my husband gets another job I'll have to get the book. I think I have a friend for your crazy owl-- where I attend church there are book matched panels across the front. The wood grain in one of the panels is matched so that it looks like an owl that has had way too much to to drink. They would make a great pair.