Sunday, 13 January 2013

a BIG thank-you

Valentine Owl
I want to start with a BIG thank-you to all you lovely bloggers out there who commented on my Railway Children post , with 15 comments and my post and facebook post that should be £34 donated to the charity!
I also need to apologise for not being round much, but as you may remember I was on jury service last week (and this week coming), and I was fairly incommunicado. The good new is I took my small pair of wooden knitting needles in, so I could knit when I was in the waiting room. I'm also hoping to try and visit all the lovely blogs on this week's Handmade Monday and see what everyone has been up to.
My 'Ta-dah!' this week is Valentine Owl. I had this idea buzzing around in my head, so early one morning I had to do something about it! It involved me drawing lots of lines on a page from an old exercise book, and then counting and rubbing out, and redrawing and knitting and then re-knitting, until Valentine was finished. I'm really pleased with him, and when Pickle-Lily went 'aww' I knew it had worked!
Have a good week!

25 comments:

knitnrun4sanity said...

He sure does work. Brilliant. I am on jury service in November and have already begun to plan what projects to take with me!

Wendy said...

He's incredibly cute, isn't he? He definitely works!

Free Spirit Designs said...

Awww Valentine is so cute!! I love his big eyes :) He looks lovely and cuddly too :) x

Highland Monkey's said...

How sweet is little owl. No wonder pickle went awww!

Bev Newman said...

I love him!

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He is really sweet, with his stripey legs and little wings.

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Sorry to muck up your comment page. Nothing seemed to happen when I clicked publish, so I just went on clicking. Oops.

adaliza.com said...

What a cuddly, lovely, wise old owl - love his stripey legs!

Clare Lewis said...

I love your gorgeous little owl, can't believe you drew the pattern for him too wow

Picto said...

He's such a cutie and certainly has the awww factor.

Jan x

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Aaaaahhhh, he is lovely. A very cute owl. Hope you have a good week.

Simmi said...

Ahhh he's lovely! Hope the jury service isn't too tedious (or horrendous!)

CatkinJane said...

Definitely an awww - he's so cute

Melanie Barnes said...

Aw! he is very cute!! I don't think anyone will be able to resist him. Have a good week.

Melanie :0)

delia hornbook said...

aahh he is lovely Jo :-) dee x

Natalie Jones said...

Hello! I've just visited your site via Homemade Monday - I've just put up my first link. I love your owl - my best friend is obsessed with owls so I'll be sure to point her in the direction of your site so that she can have a look.

Ali said...

Oh he's gorgeous. Glad to hear your brave enough to knit in public. Hope your week goes well.
Ali x

AliceAndFlorence said...

Your owl looks very friendly and perfect for Valentines' day. I used to have a collection of owls. I wish now I still had them.
Wendy x

EleanorLucy said...

He's gorgeous! Kudos to you for making up your pattern - that's the bit I find most difficult (and in many instances, impossible!!) Hope jury service isn't too much of a drag; I've never done it but my old colleagues inform me that there is A Lot of waiting - looking forward to seeing what next week's waits bring ;)

Handbags by Helen said...

Oo, i'm so envious you have a 'transportable' hobby to keep you occupied.

Nicola Ellen said...

awwwwww! quite clearly you share my love of owls - so cute!! :) xx