Friday, May 30, 2014

The Tiny Owl Saga Begins

A couple of months ago a crafty friend of mine from high school posted this pattern on facebook. She knits, so she asked her crocheting friends to try it out. I was in the middle of a Bag the Bag project, so I figured I’d take a break for a few hours and check it out.
The pattern is by Sarah of the Repeat Crafter Me blog, where she shares crafts, crochet patterns, and crock pot recipes. (If you’re not into granny squares, she’s also got some adorable patterns for owl hats!)
They work up pretty quick when you get going, and they’re super cute.
My first tiny owl!

A Tiny Owl Banner by Sarah of Repeat Crafter Me
If you’re like me and don’t enjoy sitting around stitching things to other things in order to finish your project, I don’t recommend this one. You have to make the eyes, sew buttons to the eyes (thank goodness for my stash of Great Grandma’s leftover shirt buttons!), sew the finished eyes to the owl, and then add feet and beak to each one. Then you have to figure out how to put them together. (There is a reason that the example shows them made into a banner: by the time you’re done with all the extra attaching and sewing, you’re too tired to do anything else!)
My idea is to eventually incorporate them all into a blanket, but I’m not looking forward to stitching them all together. My brilliant mother-in-law said, “Well, you know, you don’t have to put them right next to each other… you could always put a stripe in between.” OF COURSE I COULD, BRILLIANT MOTHER-IN-LAW!
And thus, the tiny owl saga begins.

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