FO Friday: Jip the Owl

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Back in January my sister asked me to make an owl for some friends of hers expecting a baby later in the year. They love owls, they like purple and silver, so this little fellow emerged!

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I used Stylecraft Special DK in Wisteria, Silver and a smidgeon of Saffron. A couple of small pieces of felt and some 9mm safety eyes for the eyes ūüôā

I decided not to do the feet and tail as it was going to be for a newborn, who would eventually grow into a baby who gums everything then a toddler who chews everything and I didn’t want to have too much on there that they could chew at and risk pulling off!

Ravelry Pattern Page: Jip the Owl
Ravelry Project Page:
Nikki’s Purple Owl

November plans

I have things that I need to get done today but between a new baby rat sleeping on me and my lone rat sleeping on me, I can’t get them done. So I’m on here instead! But, here is a photo of the baby rat, her name is Sikozu and she’ll be joining our girls ASAP.

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I said last night that I’d post about my plans for next month, they are as follows:

  1. Finish the Catan Blanket Hexes
  2. Attempt NaNoWriMo

That’s basically it. I have a fanfiction idea that I’ve been playing with for a long while that really needs writing down, I haven’t written anything¬†since I was a teen so this should be interesting! I also want to get Nick’s blanket done in time for Christmas instead of slacking, so my goals this month consist of two very big, creativity-based projects.

The helmet hat

So, my mother is a paddler and has an event coming up, kayaking down the Liffey Descent in Ireland, and she asked me to make her an octopus hat (she¬†originally posted a picture to my FB wall of Chuthlu thinking it was an octopus…).

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I happened to have some more fluorescent yellow and an orange that wasn’t far off being fluorescent, and this was the result. It’s¬†the most hideous thing that I have ever made, but it amuses me so I am not too ashamed to post it!