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May 3, 2013

FO | Whoooo is Watching

By now, you're fully aware of the fact that I'm on a bit of a spa and dish cloth binge. I love the fact that they're swatches and finished objects, all in one.

So what did I do with this realization? Instead of adding to my mountain collection of April Showers spa cloths, I made this whimsical owl dishcloth.
Mr. Owl, aka Whoooo, was fun, fast and easy  an amusing way to practice reversible mitered squares, something with which I'm experimenting. There are other FOs I could highlight, but since Mr. Owl never fails to make me smile, he deserves his moment in the spotlight.

Highlights

Yarn: Cotton Fleece (Brown Sheep)
Needles: US 8 (5 mm)
Ravelry notes: Here
Dimensions:  9 - 9.5 inches square
Buttons: From stash

The buttons mean this item isn't terribly functional, either as a dish cloth or hotpad. Nonetheless, I'm still rather enamored with him and there may (or may not) be more in the works.

Why? Mr. Owl follows everything with great interest but little commentary, a combination that's hard to find and difficult to resist. It's both amusing and comforting to know Whoooo is watching.


UPDATE
The Whimsy Owl Family pattern has been released.

16 comments:

  1. Amazing owl!!

    Here's my FO: http://mibruno.com/terminado-osito/

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    1. What a charming bear, Jazz, and the little red book is the perfect touch.

      Glad you like the owl. Isn't he a hoot?

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  2. Is there by any chance a pattern for Mr. Owl in the works?

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  3. So cute and clever! I would love to knit one up for my kitchen. I hope that you decide to write up a pattern for him.

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    1. Thank you! Have to admit, he's been great fun. I'll see what I can do about getting a pattern done.

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  4. That's really cute, love the idea!

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  5. I'm in love with your Whooooo! :-))) Have a nice weekend. Regula

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    1. Thanks, Regula. (I'm rather fond of him also!) You have a great weekend, too.

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  6. Thanks for making me smile!

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    1. My pleasure, Evelyn, nice to see you here. Hope your first craft fair was a dazzling success.

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  7. I love that spa cloth. I wonder if my kids would wash more if I made a few of these ;-)

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    1. I think you're on to something ... They probably would wash more (or protest less), wouldn't they?!

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  8. Your blog is really nice! I had to put it in my blogroll, hope its okay :) Your knitting is beautiful and really inspiring. I will definetely come back ;)
    x Martine (Norway)

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    1. What a nice compliment, Martine. I'll look forward to seeing you again soon. Meanwhile, I'm off to check out your blog and see what you've been up to.

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