Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Owlet

Owlet

Today is my friend Jo's due date. She's expecting her first little bundle of joy! I spoke to her over the weekend and I know that she is definitely ready to meet her little girl or boy. I've been checking facebook regularly to see if she posts any updates! 

She shared photo's of her nursery a while back, and as soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I'd be knitting for her. Her nursery has an owl motif, and one of the standout features are gorgeous golden drapes. We have talked about how awesome her drapes are and about how cute owls are, so the choice was obvious... I would knit her an Owlet sweater in TFA Green Label Aran Weight yarn in Gold

Owlet

I knit the smallest size, I figure it will fit the baby when it's about 3 months old. I opted to only sew a pair of green buttons on one owl, it's gets the point across that there are owls on the yoke without being overwhelming. If I had knit a larger size I would possibly have sewn buttons on all the eyes, but for such a wee little sweater I thought this was enough. And I do think that I will knit a larger size at some point. This sweater is just too cute!

Ravelry project page here

11 comments:

  1. That's absolutely adorable. I love the color and of course I am obsessed with owls so I love this design, period. I really like the way you went with the buttons, it's perfect! She's going to love it :)

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  2. I love how it looks with just the one set of button eyes. Nice job!

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  3. Such a classic- love the color choice!

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  4. What a lucky friend! It's so cute. I love how only one owl has eyes.

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  5. It looks so cute. You did a lovely job on it. I'm sure your friend will love it.

    There's a slight baby boom at my work too. Hopefully I can keep up.

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  6. So cute!! This is going to be utterly amazing on a wee one, for sure.

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  7. I love this. I have this in my queue for one of my friends who us having an April baby...there are three! I am so tempted to copy you on the colour choice and yarn. Off to make another order!!!

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  8. Love the single pair of buttons -- cute without the overkill!

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  9. The color, yarn and pattern are perfect together! So cute!

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  10. It looks like the other owls are sleeping and this one had TOO MUCH COFFEE! Very cute.

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  11. Adorable! I'am expecting little girl on August. I would like to make similar for my little girl, if You don't mind.
    Cheers from Poland:D

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