Thursday, December 11, 2008

How Now Brown Owl Socks

I modified my owl a bit; he seems more alert now. I'm glad I was able to inject a bit of whimsy into a practical pair of brown socks. Whimsy is meant to be shared:
Owl Cable Insert for top-down socks:
1. P2, K8, P2
2. P2, C4F, C4B, P2
3-5. P2, K8, P2
6. P2, C4F, C4B, P2
7 -13. P2, K8, P2
14. P2, C4F, C4B, P2
15. P4, K4, P4
16. K

To work this into a toe-up or bottom-up knit, reverse it ( start with row 16, and cable C4B C4F).

14 comments:

kim said...

Oh, I like them! Very cute mods.

danielle said...

i love these socks. i LURVE these socks. i have an owl-cable project planned for my post-christmas-knitting future too... they're just the most whimsical little thing. i love your socks. you could even use those little bugle beads (right word?) for eyes on something the scale of a sock!

mushroomvillagers said...

Thank you! I'm knitting these into my hat tonight. Purrfect.
I love yours!

Rilana said...

I love your socks. The little owl is adorable. :-)

amandajean said...

I HeArT your socks. I love the little addition of the white eyes. perfection!

jessicrum said...

That is so cool! I love owls and I think this would be perfect for my next pair of socks. Thanks for sharing! :-)

Trisha said...

Ahh, now I see the owl. I tried really hard before but couldn't. I love how you put in the eyes, very cute!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, how I love this! And using beads! Ugh! I'm in heaven.

elizabeth said...

Alert? Or DEMONIC?!?!?!?

Ha - just kidding! I love those owls!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

You know, the owl is adorable and very cool ... and a little bit disconcerting. Those eyes! They know too much ...

frances

Emily said...

I love it! LOVE it!

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for sharing the owl mods. It's darling!

Kathy said...

Oh that owl rocks! He is amazing. Great job!

Allison said...

Great minds think alike.
I made some owl socks too! I was disappointed in how they came out. Not particularly recognizable as owls. I have them wrapped up and delivered to my brother for Christmas. We'll see if he recognizes owls in them when he opens them.
I LOVE your modifications!!! Thanks for sharing them. I'm going to have to try another pair now.