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Easter ‘make a day’ – Day Two: Oz Owl

I had within easy reach a pair of needles, an oddment of wool and a pattern – how could I resist a quick knit?

Cast on twelve stitches, garter stitch approximately 25 rows, cast off, fold in half, sew, stuff, sew and add a face.

Please Welcome, Oz Owl.

little knit


a new lease of life for an old friend!

the necessary 'before' shot

the necessary ‘before’ shot

new look cardi sporting one of my Buntyboo labels

new look cardi sporting one of my Buntyboo labels

See, just having to write this has already made a difference!

Yesterday I took a sad and lonely old wool friend, that I bought in Edinburgh in around 1995, out of my jumper drawer-we hadn’t been out much together for a long time even though it’s been pretty cold for the UK recently, and I revamped it into a Chanelesque cardigan. We are now planning many late winter/early Spring outings!

It was much easier than I thought to cut it up and use my sewing machine on the knit fabric of this wool jumper. I stay stitched where I was going to cut before I took the plunge with the scissors and then I bound the raw edges with  strips of a remnant of fabric that I’ve had in my fabric stash for almost the same length of time! They were a perfect match for one another – the jumper is a heather/soft grey marl and the fabric a darker grey silk effect finely shot through with gold, red, blue and green.

I liked it so much I added one of my ‘brag-labels’ and I am wearing it today!

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