a parliament of owls . . . and a competition

I promise this will be the last owl-related post . . at least for a while . . . but I just had to show you this version of the sweater, made and worn with great style and aplomb by my friend Kate B, who, along with Hannah, was one of the pattern’s original test knitters.


It is knitted in Rowan cocoon, which makes for a deliciously luxe, warm sweater. And check out Kate’s fantastic owl brooch too . . .


Kate’s owls spent the morning knitting in Falko, and then made their way over to the meadows, where, with the assistance of Ysolda, they attempted to take flight . . .


thanks for your help, Kate B!

Since a few of you have suggested it, I am going to set up an owl gallery . . . or more properly, a parliament of owls (see tabs at top of page). There will also be a competition, into which every member of the parliament will be entered. Your owls could win a prize!! Here’s how the competition will work: please email a digital image of your completed owl-sweater to the address you’ll find at the bottom of the pattern. Include your name, location, and the date you completed your owls. Your sweater will then join the parliament, and be entered into a draw to win some beautiful Scottish yarn, a handmade knitting bag (sewn by me) and some other tasty goodies. The closing date will be March 1st. Show me yer owls!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to put my haggis on and prepare to toast the bard