Owl Right, Already
January 31, 2008
People are whimpering about the owl. They want to know how to make the owl. Me, I got no idea. The owl, my studio confidant (remember Naive Knitter?), was a gift from a friend. The belly is felt and the rest is vintage fabric. It’s your basic fold-down beak owl.
I love how the eyes are just plain shank buttons. Do not underestimate the expressiveness of a shank button.
There is a tutorial here, at Moonstitches, which is always worth a trip, even if you have no interest in making tiny owls. (Thanks to Lynn in Tucson, we have a link to the pattern.)
PS Dept. of Eye-Related Crafts: If you don’t think the writers’ strike is very grave, consider that Stephen Colbert is making googly-eyed clams on his show (scroll down for clamtorial video). He may be the greatest American, but he could use some help from Moonstitches.