Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Little Owls and Red Fox

Hi Knitters,
I have the last bunch of home photos of the Woodland Forest Animals that are currently in the issue, Knit Simple Holiday 2010, that is on the stands right now.

Click here for the Ravelry project page for more information!
The Little Owls pattern is so fun. The owl is small, about 5 inches tall and 3 inches wide.
The owls are made out of Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton, one of my all-time faves.
Included in the magazine is a tutorial on making and putting the little owl together. It is very well done, step by step! I love the way these little owl parts look.
I made three versions of the same pattern, a two-toned owl, a simple fair-isle owl and a striped version.
What a fun and quick project!
Red Fox was the final project I made for Knit Simple. There aren't too many fox patterns out there so I was excited to whip up this little guy.
Click here for the Ravelry project page for Red Fox to see more details!
Red Fox is about 5 inches tall and a little over 4 inches long from front to back and about 2 1/1 inches wide.
I love the way his feet look like little brown boots.

The whole Woodland Friends feature has been so much fun. I love seeing the finished toys popping up on Ravelry already. They are all fast knits. Click here to check out all of the projects for this issue on Ravlery.

Next up? I am planning a very fun and different type of giveaway. I have so many giveaways lined up that I've got to get going on them soon or they will take me over!

Have a good Wednesday.
best, susie


maureencracknell said...

SO adorable! I make hand knit and then felted little dolls myself and hope to one day, like you, have a book full of patterns to share! I am actually having a giveaway of your book Itty Bitty Toys and lots of knitting supplies on my blog right now -- I don't knit from other's patterns, but you are such an inspiration to me -- thank you!

Kar said...

These little guys are so cute Susan. I'm going to have to find a copy so I can have the patterns waiting on me.

lapdog said...

I'm on my way today on the lunch hour to buy the issue....hope to have the complete set completed by May for a very special little person who is due to arrive!!
Thanks for the great pictures and details on completing, people enjoy seeing my knitting and I have you to thank!! Have a wonderful day.

Barb said...

These knitted animals are just too adorable!! Your talent is AMAZING!! Thank you so much for sharing it with the rest of us.

Kekumukula said...

What fun animals to make! What personal, loving history it will have when made for a child who can play with it all the time and sleep w/them.

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

I must buy this issue! The fox alone would be enough for me to buy it, but the thought of creating a whole herd of little woodland critters makes me so happy :)

Miss Julep said...

Awwww, I LOVE these!

~ Dawn Sparks ~ said...

Now that owl and fox are downright cute!!!!

Lucy said...

I'm getting the mag from webs.

Elizabeth said...

I've started my little owl (so adorable it almost kills me!) but the more I see the fox the more I realize I need to make him too. So cute!

Chris said...

I've got the magazine and can't wait to get some yarn and start knitting. Thank you for showing the photo of the owl parts; it's helpful to see them that way!

paws said...

These are all so cute. If I lived anywhere near the woods, I'd make them all in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

After I saw this on your blog, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this issue! It's a really great article, tutorial, etc. Can't wait to make some of these--they are soooooooooooo adorable and fun!

StarSpry said...

I love these! How adorable :)

Stephanie Burr said...

Hi Susan!

I'd love love to buy this pattern but can't seem to find it anywhere I can pay to download it! Or at least locate it within British Columbia, Canada!

Any suggestions where to get it!