Monday, May 4, 2009

OWLET

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Owlet by Kate Davies
Cleckheaton Country 12ply - Indigo - 200g
5mm KnitPicks
2-3y size with added length and short sleeves

owls closeup

Hoot Hoot!

I ADORE my own O W L S sweater and when the owlet pattern was released I just had to make one for M1. Normally I am quite choosy about buying patterns (because of the hideous exchange rate 3.5GBP = 9NZD and going to USD isn't much better!)but this one jumped in my Ravelry cart straight away. One of those "I must make this right now" patterns!

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Hmm she looks cute but actually she's pulling flowers off....the price I have to pay to get a good FO photo I guess.

M is 20mths and according to the measurements on the pattern she would have fit the size3/18-24mth but since I'd really like this to last 2 winters I ended up doing the size 5/2-3y. I also added an inch to the length. At the moment its almost tunic length on her which I really like - good to have some extra coverage I think. I think next winter it will look better as she'll be bigger, the owls will pop out more.

It is however, in my totally unbiased opinion, extremely cute just as it is right now!

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Bananas also make good bribes for photography sessions

I had been thinking about some sort of short sleeved vest for M for autumn/spring so I incorporated that idea into this project and did short sleeves. This also meant I got it knitted in about a week and only used 4 x 50g of yarn - win win I think. I figured she already has several lovely winter hoodies and cardigans and jackets so something a bit more versatile seemed just the ticket. I also love the colour (clearly, since I bought 15 balls of it) - will go with everything and its not PINK!! (pick the mum of 3 girls!). Though I did resort to just a little bit of girly-ness with the buttons...

owlet buttons - sparkly!
The only part of making this I disliked was sewing on the buttons! Sparkly buttons!

The pattern includes both baby and child sizes. I suspect this will not be the last owl sweater I make! Can't get enough of that owl cable....

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Why, yes! We DO have matching sweaters....promise we won't wear them out together in public though ;)


There are more photos on my flickr and Ravelry page.

21 comments:

Nikki said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so freaking cuuuuuuuuute!

Joanne said...

Beautiful!

Bells said...

Oh so lovely!!! You are right. Very cute. Good work on making it in a size that will grow with her for a bit longer. Smart move.

Kelly said...

No, you MUST wear them together in public. Do you know how many little old ladies would stop you in the street to ohh and ahh over mum and kiddy matching knitted sweaters :)

Jen said...

That's just gorgeous! I love the little bit of button bling, too ;-)

Very cool stuff.

J

Alana said...

That is so very cute! Makes me want to start a new project for my own little one! I also love the idea of matching sweaters, how sweet!

Alison Boon said...

totally cute.
I love it although perhaps it should be kiwis instead of owls

Hege said...

So cute! And I love the buttons :)

Norma in NZ said...

Hmm, so very cute, for a minute I thought the owlets were tiny tikis lol!

Lynne said...

Aw, go on - wear them out in public together!

My DD wanted to dress like mummy when she was a little older than your M.

BTW, the short sleeved jumper is cute but the model is cuter! Can see who she takes after too!

Woo-hoo!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

That is adorable! Too precious. I say go with the matchy matchy while you can :)

Julie said...

Hi Gabes, OMG is looks so cute on little M and I agree totally with other commentors that your definitely must wear them out together.............. Hope all went well on Sun, sorry did get there. X

mazzygirls said...

That is so incredibly cute! I agree with everyone else - where them out together!

Jo's Place said...

That is so flippin cute, I agree with the others you must wear them together, you both look fantastic.

Amy said...

That top is awesome. The colour are different enough that I'm sure you could get away with wearing them at the same time. Either that, or making it a race to see who puts theirs on first each morning.

PrincessPea said...

Aaawww, she is just so adorable! As are you both in your matching sweaters! I say knit one for every member of your family, then you could all go out in them together. (Um, or maybe not?!)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

You are both adorable! Wonderful pictures and I love the short sleeve version :)

Rose Red said...

I love the colour, the extra length and the sparkly eyes, nice!

And you MUST wear them together in public. Please, pretty please! And also report back on how many comments you get!!

hanna said...

Oh wow, thats so cool. How clever.

little grubs said...

What an awesome top - you are such a clever lady! And I too think you should wear them out together!!! x

Frith said...

So cool, my sister made matching skirts for her and wee girl, they looked super cute.
Can I be cheeky and ask you where you got the pattern from? I have a Mum, who has a soft spot for owls xx