Last month Milo and I headed off to Norfolk for a little seaside weekend away, as it happened we choose the perfect weekend for it and the weather was amazing. The day we headed off a friend of mine went in to hospital to have her baby and I needed a little bit of knitting that would be an easy project to take away with me and would serve as a little gift for the aforementioned baby. Preferably something that wasn't a sweater, as I had already knit her a cardigan and being a summer baby there surely can really be only so many sweaters she would need right now.
After a quick consultation with twitter, I decided a toy would be the best bet and as it happened I had never knit a toy before. Before I knew it this gorgeous Tawny Owl by Ella Austin was working its way on to my needles.
The pattern calls for 4ply yarn in 3 colours, as it happens I so rarely use 4ply my stash had very little to offer, I was also in a super rush to leave when I was hunting through said stash, but as it turns out I managed to find 3 small amounts of yarn in reasonably complimentary colours and correct(ish) weight.
This pattern in fab! I loved working up the body of the owl and managed to get all that you can see here done whilst away that weekend. Unfortunately since then he has been sitting neglected in a bag, awaiting one wing, a couple of eyes and a couple of feet. I hope to amend this tonight and Craft Night In.
The pattern is Tawny Owl by Ella Austin available to purchase :: here
My ravelry notes are :: here
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