At 5a.m. this morning, our little sister called to say that she was on the way to the hospital to have Baby T! Her contractions were 5 minutes apart, but sadly slowed once she had gotten to the hospital. They ended up sending her home to wait it out, which we are all pretty bummed about. But since I was up so early, I decided to use the extra quiet time to finish these:
I used the Malabrigo that Jaime brought me back from Oregon, and boy, did these knit up fast! Knit on size 6 needles, this yarn feels like velvet, and are doing an excellent job of keeping my hands warm and toasty as I type this.
There is something about owls that is slightly fall-ish, and with the weather around here hovering in the 50’s and 60’s, these will be perfect for standing at the bus-stop with kids in the morning. I made two modifications to the pattern, casting on 35 stitches instead of 45 so that they would fit my narrow hands snugly, and instead of the sewn bind-off, I just did a regular, loose bind off.
I have a pretty good amount of yarn left over, so I may work up a cowl that matches…there are a couple of ideas floating around in my brain…
Here are the details:
- Pattern: Owlings, by Kerrie Davies
- Source: destiknits.com
- Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in 37 – Lettuce
- Needles: Size US 6 dpns.
Here’s hoping Baby T will decide to make an appearance sometime today – we are all so incredibly anxious to meet him!