Petit Hibou

May 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’ve been busy working on a little something else, too. Meet Petit Hibou:

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Hoo, his insides are messy. But I guess everyone’s are.

I intended to make myself a pair of wrist warmers, but finding the second skein of yarn would have required excavating the storage closet to a greater extent than I have energy for. The yarn had always reminded me of owls, anyway, so this is better.

I used up some stash ends for the top of his head and bottom (not pictured, and not attached in those shots. I was so surprised and excited to see that he looked not-too-terribly wonky. For me, this constitutes a major knitting success. Worked entirely in garter stitch, no less.

It’s the very forgiving and fluffy nature of the main body yarn that makes it look acceptable, but nonetheless — wahoo! Now I’ll probably get in way over my head and try my hand at things like a jelly bean cushion cover or, (the peak and pinnacle of perfection) The Clapotis.

I’ve since knit and attached his bottom, and (over-)filled him with polyfill left over from some pillows that came with our couch. I’m hoping we’ll get to a fabric store at some point over this long weekend in order to procure some felt for two big eyes and a beak.

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Count Tolstoy at Home (particularly apt since we finally watched The Last Station last weekend — while I was knitting Petit Hibou’s body, in fact.)

Another, more delicious, Petit Hibou

Join my book club. We’re meeting on Thursday to discuss The Book of Negroes. THERE WILL BE SNACKS.

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