Monday, February 16, 2009

Holy Cable Knit Owl Pocket, Batman!

So, I've embraced my knitter novice status and decided to postpone the full owl sweater until I have a few more skeins under my belt. Instead I'm working on a sweater vest with this little pocket. It's made from a fairly simple cable pattern that I put together from a few different online patterns. Mostly here and here. I finished it a week ago and was waiting to post until I had more of the body to show as well, but here we are and the body is simply a wide swath of green freckled with bungles and bloopers. I just figured I may as well celebrate small victories. It didn't photograph very well, daylight would've helped, and the features of the cable owl will be more pronounced once I add some detail work. I'll post more as this progresses. And thanks to the finger puppets for their modeling work and for doubling the meaning of "owl pocket."
And in other happy knitting news, The Great Catsby approves of my new hobby, and his is the final word in household goings on.


  1. OWLS! They are stalking me even in cyberspace! I thought I would just leave some quotes about owls.

    "A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl."

    "Can grave and formal pass for wise, When Men the solemn Owl despise?"

  2. ...and then there are the quotes from the owls themselves:

    "One, taah-ewww, thuh-reeee, 'crunch', three."

    "There’s a bigger door for creatures your size around the back."

    "There, there, Piglet. Chin up and all that sort of thing."

    "Give a hoot, don't pollute"

    "'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
    What a beautiful Pussy you are,
    You are,
    You are!
    What a beautiful Pussy you are!'"

    Can you name these famous owls?

  3. Umm, I officially have the world's coolest friends. Tia, you stumped me with the second one - what the back door? Pits - way to come off sounding like a literary bubophile. Color me impressed... and yes, I did just make up the word bubophile... Color YOU impressed.

  4. # 2 has also been known to say, "Ohh Henrietta..."