A week or so ago I said that I wanted to start a little knitting project seeing as the nights are drawing in etc. Well being Friday evening at the time Sophie was still up and asked what I was doing when I got my knitting needles out. After some time I ended up casting on stitches to make , not a garment, but a small knitted owl as an example for my Textiles Club to see.
Made from a small ball of purple wool using basic stocking stitch. I then used felt to give them some eyes, beak and wings. The wings have been cut out using pining shears to give a bit of a feathery look.
Sophie likes to get involved so she dashed upstairs and dug out her knitting bag (not really done any of this for some time) and came downstairs asking me to cast on some stitches for her as this stage is still a bit fiddly for her to do.
After a couple of hours spread over an evening and an afternoon please ..........
Sophie cut out all of the feltshapes herself except for using the pinking shears which she found a bit heavy as I have a full metal pair, which I bought from a hardware shop in Bakewell, Derbyshire.
It is great that Sophie and I can have sessions like this and do some crafty making. They are so cute and lots of fun to make. In fact I have started something else but this time it is not an Owl but still an idea that one of the students might like to have a go at.
We still need to make sure they can all knit before we can embark on these little knitted chums so I have plenty of time to make up some more ideas.
Ideal for using up scraps too.