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etoilechaude
02-05-2010, 04:13 AM
So... my LYS is doing an owls KAL (anything with the cabled owls) and I said I'd never cast on because owls creep me out - they turn their heads around, and David Bowie was one in Labyrinth (however that IS my favorite movie). I decided to give it a go since I needed to knit a hat for my former ballet teacher and she's into really bright colors and 'standing out'.

Fine... I love the darn hat... I kinda want one... in fact I'm still wearing it as I type this post!!!!!

So... here it is!
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k110/kaddytwink/Knitting/owlz.jpg

newwooley
02-05-2010, 06:58 AM
I love the hat, way to go!:thumbsup:

Slim
02-05-2010, 09:44 AM
Really cute! Know what you mean about owls, though.

Jan in CA
02-05-2010, 02:49 PM
Whooooo! :teehee: Love it!!

borealowl
02-05-2010, 03:58 PM
Sorry owls creep you out - I love them! As you may have guessed by my password. Love your hat too although I would do it in a different color for myself. Where can I find the pattern?

etoilechaude
02-05-2010, 04:07 PM
http://penguinpurls.blogspot.com/2008/12/who.html

That's the link to the pattern :o)

borealowl
02-05-2010, 04:39 PM
Thanks for the quick reply - I will check it out.

bambi
02-05-2010, 11:09 PM
Love the hat, Evan! :heart: Thanks for the pattern link. I like owls, myself although Native American and Mexican culture both believe they are bad omens.

I am another ballet bunhead and my teacher told me that they used to knit their own tights during rehearsals. My teacher used to dance with Ballanchine. She also said they used regular cardis and just wrapped & buttoned them in back and that is how the ballet wrap sweater was eventually born.

KristinC
02-05-2010, 11:17 PM
Great hat!

Labyrinth is my favorite movie too. I just watched it again last weekend :)

ArtLady1981
02-06-2010, 03:15 AM
Oh yes! I love this design...and you did a bang up job of it, Evan!

WandaT
02-06-2010, 10:36 AM
Agreed - great job Evan!! Love the color and stitch pattern! So glad you tried it! LOL

borealowl
02-07-2010, 04:55 PM
Thank you Evan for turning me on to this blog. I especially enjoyed the links to the cat photos! Now I want to do the owl hat and the owl sweater. First I will have to finish my bear sweater. I have done some reading about animal totems and these are mine - owls also can have a few good qualities.

Dimpledapple
02-08-2010, 02:54 AM
Love it!! Isn't it great how knitting makes everything (including creepy owls) better?

margz3
02-08-2010, 11:58 AM
Awesome hat Evan!