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ad2knit
05-06-2013, 06:14 PM
Seamed up and everything. Was thrilled by such an accomplishment so went to show mother dearest...who goes " You should have stuffed him more" Me: *hits head against brick walk* argh!!!!!

GrumpyGramma
05-06-2013, 06:29 PM
Ahhh, that wasn't very nice. I try to avoid saying such things, not always successfully.

Congratulations on finishing, can you please post a photo? I wanna see!!!!!!

Jan in CA
05-06-2013, 06:33 PM
I'm sure it's fine! I sometimes stick something like a yarn needle in to rearrange the stuffing and it helps, too. Can't wait to see it!

ad2knit
05-06-2013, 10:15 PM
Neither of you are seeing anything until its finished - unless you want to help me by giving me a tutorial on how to sew the felt eyes and nose? Never sewn in my life lol. apart from seaming up this guy lol

GrumpyGramma
05-06-2013, 10:34 PM
Neither of you are seeing anything until its finished - unless you want to help me by giving me a tutorial on how to sew the felt eyes and nose? Never sewn in my life lol. apart from seaming up this guy lol

Hot glue?

I've never sewn anything like that onto something knit. I'd help if I could, guess I'll just have to wait.

shadowfox118
05-06-2013, 10:36 PM
I could probably teach you to sew if you wanna learn, you just need a yarn the same color as the felt and a yarn needle

GrumpyGramma
05-06-2013, 10:48 PM
Googling....

How to make eyes for knitted toys (http://fluffandfuzzknitting.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/how-to-make-eyes-for-knitted-toys/)
The eyes in this one are knotted yarn...on an OWL! It's not what you're asking about but I thought you might like to see.

Nautie (http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTnautie.html) A toy pattern. The quote below is from way down at the bottom.
Make eyes by cutting two pairs of circles out of felt: a white circle about the size of a dime, and a black circle which is slightly smaller. Cut a narrow wedge from the black circle to make a "Pac-Man" shape. Using photo for reference, glue or sew the black and white circles together, then glue or sew the eyes to the nautiloid's face.

Hmmm, I'm afraid the links won't be much help but maybe they'll be something you'd like to know.

Jan in CA
05-06-2013, 11:27 PM
I usually just do a more embroidered eye rather than felt. It is hard to sew them on neatly. Hopefully Shadowfox can help.

salmonmac
05-07-2013, 05:03 AM
This (http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2008/05/best-way-to-attach-lining-fabric-to.html) is sewn along an edge but it's basically what you would do around the eyes for your owl.

ad2knit
05-07-2013, 03:16 PM
I think I have worked out how to do it - however trying put thread into needle is most difficult *sigh*

ad2knit
05-10-2013, 01:21 AM
And i think its going to be big indeed lol! Im using Chunky yarn and I have a feeling this is going to be a big owl lol! And I love the colours! I have to say though knitting with chunky makes me knit slower - boo.

Jan in CA
05-10-2013, 02:38 PM
Maybe it's the rare Giant Owl? :teehee: I'm not a fan of chunky yarns. Those big needles hurt my hands after awhile. It's kind of like knitting with bats. :lol:

GrumpyGramma
05-10-2013, 04:07 PM
Maybe it's the rare Giant Owl? :teehee: I'm not a fan of chunky yarns. Those big needles hurt my hands after awhile. It's kind of like knitting with bats. :lol:

The problem with knitting with bats is that they keep trying to hang from the ceiling all day and fly away at night. :roflhard:

I find using huge needles awkward, haven't used them enough to know if they're a pain too. Yeah, kind of like knitting with bats...baseball, I mean. ;)

ad2knit
05-11-2013, 03:14 AM
Love the colours? I do! :-) I think baby girl's gonna love it!

I probably should have used circs with Big Owl. its not so much the hand pain - not getting much, though; its more of carrying the weight of the knitting. and it is slighly awkward yes. lol. Oh well. never mind :-)

HeathersHobbies
05-11-2013, 07:10 AM
Why not just transfer it to circs. :)

ad2knit
05-11-2013, 10:53 AM
Why not just transfer it to circs. :)

Because right now I dont own any lol

Jan in CA
05-11-2013, 12:33 PM
Because right now I dont own any lol

Those heavy projects are killer w/o circs. I don't even own and straights anymore!

ad2knit
05-11-2013, 02:12 PM
Those heavy projects are killer w/o circs. I don't even own and straights anymore!

Yes i know that - NOW! LOL. Hey ho never mind

ad2knit
05-17-2013, 01:41 PM
Nearly finished! who wants pictures? or would you prefer to wait till I blog this weekend

Jan in CA
05-17-2013, 01:50 PM
If you only put them in a blog I'll never see them so here is good. :)

GrumpyGramma
05-17-2013, 07:56 PM
I want pictures!

shadowfox118
05-17-2013, 08:08 PM
I want pictures!
me 2!

ad2knit
05-18-2013, 07:03 AM
I'll post a picture. As soon as i find my camera lol! Bare in mind its 97% ready. I've just got to do the ears sew in black eyes and figure out how to do the blooming eyebrows! I've spent all morning practicing how to do a chain stitch (youtube is very useful lol) and did manage it..but im wondering how the hell to do it on owl....gah!

GrumpyGramma
05-18-2013, 12:10 PM
This thread was very timely for me. I just finished a bunny, my first stuffed knitted (my GS pointed out that the knitted part makes a difference) creation, and I ended up using crochet thread to sew on button eyes and stitch a nose. I can hardly wait to see what you've done. :thumbsup:

HeathersHobbies
05-18-2013, 01:11 PM
I have been waiting for pictures too :tap:

ad2knit
05-18-2013, 02:24 PM
now its 98% ready lol! black eyes need to be sewn on

Everyone...meet..blind Sidney Owl lol

GrumpyGramma
05-18-2013, 02:37 PM
Hello, Sydney, pleased to meet you at last! You are one cute owl and with your eyes you'll be absolutely adorable! Thanks for posing for the photo. Let your mum know you're a big hit!

HeathersHobbies
05-18-2013, 09:38 PM
Aww he is too cute :thumbsup:

Jan in CA
05-19-2013, 01:23 AM
He is adorable!! :yay:

ad2knit
05-19-2013, 02:07 AM
He is adorable!! :yay:

Aww he is too cute :thumbsup:

Hello, Sydney, pleased to meet you at last! You are one cute owl and with your eyes you'll be absolutely adorable! Thanks for posing for the photo. Let your mum know you're a big hit!

Thank you everyone :-) Im almost done with Big Sidney too :-) Tell you what I am in love with Big Sidney part of me wants to keep him (or her as its pink/green lol) all to myself lol. Shall be very sad to give her up

ad2knit
05-23-2013, 02:25 PM
check this (http://diaryofabeginnerknitter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/a-tale-of-two-sidneys-my-first-fo-after.html)out

If you really don't want to look at the blog and you just want me to show you the pic already let me know :) peace!

SteyaTarano
05-23-2013, 04:22 PM
Can't wait to see it.

ad2knit
05-24-2013, 10:23 AM
Can't wait to see it.

Well you could go look at my blog :) LOL

OK for those who don't really want to...here you go :)

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss342/mikasmum_09/knit%20pics/575457_10152870973395440_619470731_n.jpg

Jan in CA
05-24-2013, 11:20 AM
Those are adorable!! Great job on them! Thanks for posting them here. I'd never see them if you didn't.

salmonmac
05-24-2013, 11:25 AM
What a great pair! I love the eyebrows. Well done.

GrumpyGramma
05-24-2013, 11:56 AM
Too cute! Thanks for the pics here.

SteyaTarano
05-24-2013, 03:19 PM
So cute. Well done! :yay: :yay: :yay:

justplaincharlotte
05-29-2013, 11:59 PM
check this (http://diaryofabeginnerknitter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/a-tale-of-two-sidneys-my-first-fo-after.html)out

If you really don't want to look at the blog and you just want me to show you the pic already let me know :) peace!

They're simply precious! :muah:

ad2knit
08-01-2013, 12:14 PM
Go to this site (http://www.letsknit.co.uk/free-knitting-patterns/knitted-owl-toy) The pattern has been added onto the magazine's website. So thought I'd let you all know in case you would like to knit this cute owl :)

jinxnit55
08-04-2013, 09:05 PM
What a great couple of owls! You did a great job with their expressions (they look like they need hugs!)

sandylee222
08-05-2013, 02:37 AM
They are perfect couples! So cute, thanks for sharing with us.