As I mentioned a couple days ago, I’ve been knitting a toque. And I’m done. Here it is:
(It’s also very difficult to take a flattering self-portrait with an SLR that weighs a ton.)
Yeah, I know it’s June. But this is Canada. Some days when I leave for the field it is 21°C, some days it is 3°C. And it will be fall all too soon, I’m sure.
The brim turned out a little odd, not snug like it should be, but I think that has to do with my casting on technique. My knitting skills are a bit rusty. But overall I like it.
I first heard about owl cables from my sister, who wanted to make a sweater (did you ever do that, Michelle?)
I put button eyes on one of the owls. I got the buttons from a thrift store, along with some neat flower ones and a bunch of others, all for $1 total. I think I might go back. You never know when I might need some cool buttons for some project.
And speaking of owls:
We’ve been keeping track of owl nests we find (they don’t always get along so well with ferruginous hawks.) This one and another are quite near to two of our hawk nests, so we’ve been watching the owlets grow. At this age their eyes seem lost in all their fluff, a little like they are wearing a burqa.
Do you like owls?
Are you on Ravelry?