Also known as Owling

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Verb: owling
To knit the cables on an Owl or Owlet

This week’s owling progress has been rather slow, merely down to not having as much knitting time as usual. I’ve got the sleeves finished, joined in the round and am two thirds through the cable work.

My lovely partner in craft swop, Helen, has finished Robin’s little crochet cardigan. I am so ridiculously excited to see it and to see Robin wearing a cardigan which I know was created, not only with yarn, but also love. My world since becoming Robin’s mama has changed hugely (for the better in every single way). Back in the old days I was responsible for negotiating and implementing trading agreements for the supermarket giants, aka flogging stuff. I wonder if the way forward is simply trading stuff.

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My little photo bombing studio assistant’s birthday gift to me arrived this week. My boy has such amazing taste! I am delighted with these three skeins of Ginny Yarn, dyed with sumac and indigo. I have no idea what project I will use them for. Hmmm, I wonder if Robin was dropping a big hint, after all, that grey-blue would look gorgeous with his colouring.

When the Owlet is finished I will be starting on the Selkie, along with my Sister in Shawl, Valerie. I’m really pleased with the colours I have picked out, shown in the top picture, and am so looking forward to casting this on. I’d better get back to my owling…

Hoping to get a bit more time this week to catch up on all your projects, along with Ginny and Nicole.

Have a wonderful week of knitting and crafting.

13 thoughts on “Also known as Owling

  1. Ruby

    Ooo I love the color yarn you picked up from Ginny! A naturalist told me once sumac berries could be used to flavor lemonade…guess they make beautiful dye, too! My eldest daughter likes to literally go owling at dusk around our property. We have several Screech-owls, Barred Owls and Great-horned Owls in our woods. An owlet might be in order for her birthday. 😉 I’ll need to check out the pattern again for sizes. I hope you find some time to knit this week! xx

    1. Tania Post author

      Oh Ruby, I think knitting her an owlet would be wonderful – so fitting for all the owls you have been lucky enough to spot. I can let you know the sizes from the pattern if that helps you at all? I think you need to buy the pattern before you can see the dimensions of the various sizes, although I am not 100% sure. Let me know if I can help. Hope that boy of yours is recovering well x

      1. Ruby

        It looks like the sizes max out just a bit too small for her. She’s incredibly tall for 13. I found a sleeveless hoodie pattern she will love, maybe I could somehow incorporate the owl motif…decisions. Thank you for your sweet offer to look up the dimensions for me!

        1. Tania Post author

          Hmmm, could you size up by picking a yarn with a bigger gauge? If it’s just her height you might get away with adding length to the body and sleeves, or a combination of the two. I bet a woman of your knitting know how could add the owls on any yoke – as long as the stitch count is multiples of 10 I think that’d work great

  2. Sarah W.

    Your word definition made me laugh. Very clever. And I love your assistant’s penchant for photo bombing. It really is indicative of life with a toddler, isn’t it? That shawl looks beautiful…and the color choices are perfect.

    And the Ginny yarn! Green with envy. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  3. Kylie M-W

    I can’t wait to see your selkie- I was so tempted to cast on one of my own but I have too many projects on the go that need to be finished first. And that Ginny yarn is such a lovely colour! I imagine that the tonal variegation will work up beautifully.

  4. Evelyn

    Your Ginny yarn is gorgeous, I bet you’ll be thinking of lots of exciting projects it could become. Your Owling is knitting up nicely, won’t be long before the cables are finished 🙂

  5. Eileen

    WOW, the yarn from Ginny is amazing, can’t wait to see what you will be knitting with it. The bowling jumper is adorable as well. You have some wonderful projects going as well as great picks of projects to start.

  6. Deborah

    Your Ginny yarn is gorgeous! Such fun!

    And you have a bunch of very neat projects in the works!

    Your little photo bomber’s head of hair peeking out is cute. 🙂


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