Thursday, February 28, 2013

Snow Owl

 So for a while i have had this idea in my head for a snow owl.  Today I finaly took a break from working on my mohair shrug and made the owl. 

I wanted to give it the puffed up plumage they ge t on the chest but I was tripping over stitches nothing seemed to work.  That is till I perfected doing the bullion stitch, well I didn't perfect it per-say but I was able to get 5 near perfect bouillon stitches out after a lot of failures.  I am not 100% happy with the surface crochet I did to make the feathered ear tuffs, but I am not sure what I could have done differently.  I opted out of adding a beak because the black and orange yarns I  have just didn't look right.  I jotted down notes as I was making it so if people are intrested I can write out a pattern for this little guy.

 I also have an other owl project bouncing around in my head.  Helen Rodel made some gorgeous masks and hoods in 2010 as a one off for a fashion show, and I am going to try and figure out a pattern to make a owl hood, I have wanted one since i first laid eyes on it but as she only made the ones for the run way and never published a pattern I will have to work it out from photos and a lot of hard crochet.  I just need the motivation, and well a stash of yarn before I can start working out a pattern for a owl hood inspired by owls and Helen Rodels work.  Since I am the queen of procrastination dont expect it from me any time soon, I probly wont start on it till I find the right fiberus yarn to inspire me.  Maybe a cream or off white shade of alpaca.....