FP: Owl Hold That For You

I'm not doing a Friday Fill-Ins today.  They changed the format for the next couple of weeks and quite honestly I am just too lazy to figure it out and make something that is sensible and witty.  So instead, I thought I would do something that I haven't done in a long time and give you all a Finished Project post.  Let's see if I remember how!

Finished Project: Owl Hold That For You
Craft: Knitting
Begin Date: June ?, 2011
Completion Date: The next day
Materials: Knit Picks  Comfy Bulky (?discontinued); Lining fabric
Notions: Button jar buttons
Pattern Source: Owl Diaper and Wipe Case

I needed a quick knit to go with a box of Pampers Swaddlers for a work place baby shower and then I remembered that I had purchased this pattern.  I knew it would be perfect.

I quickly ran to my stash to see what I had in the bulky weight that would work (note: I don't have enough bulky weight yarn, and by that I mean, next to NONE!)  I found some KP Comfy Bulky in the Marine colorway that I had purchased way last year for a different project that never did happen.  I  held my yarn doubled, to get a little more bulk. The Comfy Bulky feels like a worsted to me.

In the future I plan on using either cotton doubled or something more like Thick n Quick. I think I will shy away from the KP (too soft).

I had the lining fabric already sewn for another project (two years ago) so I was happy to finally use it. I just love the print.  I wish I had more of it.  *sigh*

All the buttons came from my button jar.  Do you know how hard it is to find two of the same button?  Oy...I was lucky.

I noticed that going from the tighter knits of the cables to the purls left ladders.  I am not happy with that, but I am not quite sure how to fix it.  I always pull my yarn pretty tight (I am a tight knitter, but these ladders make me look like a ginormous loosey goosey).  If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, please drop me a comment or email me at mystery@bresnan.net.  I can also be found on Ravelry with the id: LdyPngn.

Happy little knit, I plan on making again and again.  Owls are so in right now!  Perfect for a boy or girl.  This went to an expectant little girl.


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