Monday, 23 April 2012

I do not like it at all!

Today's post is about an owl I knitted for a very dear friend. She is the teacher of owl class and asked me to knit her a Plop. I used lovely muted colours from Rowan to knit him in, very different to the red, white and blue owls!

Plop is a baby barn owl who is afraid of the dark - he does not like it at all! It is a beautiful story by Jill Tomlinson, with a gentle sense of humour, as he meets various people who try to persuade him that dark can be a good thing. This is the picture book version - there is also a short story version . I also have a fabulous story tape read by Maureen Lipman (but I think that would have to be an ebay find now).
This picture book has the most beautiful illustrations...
Look at the fireworks reflected in their eyes
Fabulous!
But as I logged into Blogger, everything had changed! First Facebook and now Blogger, so I now need to find time to read and then re-read and re-read to make sure I've sort of understood everything! I'd much rather be reading all the lovely blogs over on Wendy's Handmade Monday - thank-you Wendy.

14 comments:

Mrs Pink said...

He's lovely and I will be searching out the story book too.

Mrs A. said...

He is very cute. Glad he wasn't too shy for as photo shoot!! Hugs Mrs A.

Wendy said...

He's such a gorgeous owl. Oh yes, they drive you mad when they change these things, don't they? x

mcrafts said...

The little owl is gorgeous - so cute. Michx

Free Spirit Designs said...

awwww he's a gorgeous little owl :)

the book looks great - i love a good kiddies story :)

sue said...

Oh such a cute little owl.
Hugs Sue x

Caroline Nash said...

He is so cute

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Aaah, he is such a lovely owl. Blogger and Facebook are a bit like supermarkets - every so often they have a re-furb and move everything around! I spend ages trying to find where they have hidden even the basics. Hope you have a good week.

Helen said...

Thank you! You took me right back to my childhood. I loved this story as a child. I'm off to find a copy for my own girls now!

knitnrun4sanity said...

Love this story and love the owl!

Highland Monkey's said...

He is really sweet. Fon't know why blogger had to change their format. I find it a muddle so far!

Your Friend Susie said...

Oh, I love that owl! It reminds me of a project I want to work on. I had thought to make little stuffed creatures for my new grandson of all of the little songs I used to sing for my sons when they were little. I thought I would start with the Itsy Bitsy Spider. I'm thinking that might be a challenge. Wish I had sung a song about an owl! Yours is so cute!

Picto said...

What a super cute owl and a great story. I'm not too sure about either facebook or the new blogger but I'm sure given time I'll find my way around.
I checked out you last couple of posts and love the cushion, the fabric is great and it looks so squidgy.

Take care

Jan x

Nicola Ellen said...

Oooh I remember being read The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark when I was at school - such a lovely book. The owl you have knitted is so cute too! Hopefully I will be able to knit that well one day!

I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't get to grips with the new blogger. I cannot access Stats easily anymore and that's usually where I head first! Have a lovely week :) xx