Saturday 26 May 2007

Owls and more owls

Sorry I haven't posted for a while, it has been a busy few weeks. Naomi has been elected Fairy Queen for the village carnival, so I've had dresses, flowers, a float and goodness knows what else to think about, and I mark exam papers at this time of year anyway, so I haven't been at either the computer or my stitching anywhere near as much as I would have liked.

I do have a couple of small finishes though. Here are my little lace owls. I'm quite pleased with how they have turned out.

Speaking of owls, one of the things we gave Eloise for her birthday was a pair of devices called a Knitwit and a Doodleloom. One of them makes pompoms, the other makes kind of flower shaped rosettes (I can't for the life of me remember which is which), and the other day she figured out how to make these little pompom owls. This is the brood so far, excluding ones she has given away. I suspect they may be breeding! I also keep getting the feeling they are watching me and keep thinking of "The Owl Service" by Alan Garner. So, adorable or slightly creepy? What's the verdict?