FO Friday: Whoooo’s There?

In addition to working on my bloom and afghan, this past week I’ve knocked out a few quick projects. I discovered the pattern for these Owl Puffs last year. I’m hooked! They are so cute and fun!



C’mon! How cute is that?

I tell you, they’re addicting! Each one takes me just a couple of hours start to finish and uses about 20 yds of yarn. They are great stashbusters. The puffs can be made with any weight of yarn and any sized needles. Here are a few I finished a while ago:


In the above picture, the two bottom owls are worsted weight. In the top photo, the yarns left to right are DK, super-bulky, and worsted. I made two owls using super-bulky as gifts for toddlers, so rather than using saftey eyes, I crocheted eyes.

What to do with them? Well, I’ve given them away as gifts. Some are scattered around my apartment. They would make fun cat toys or beanbags. I’m thinking of leaving them in random places as a sort of yarn bombing.  😉

Also, this wouldn’t be a Finished Object post during Lent without a gratuitous bread photo. I made three loaves, but forgot to photograph the second one.


Have a happy Friday and a great weekend!



The Knitty Gritty

Pattern: Owl Puffs

Yarn: Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn” in “Grape,” “Blue Neon,” “Yellow,” “Black,” and “Hot Rose”

Needle: US-3

Eyes: 12 mm safety eyes


FO Friday: Eek! A Monster!

Remember these ears?


They belong to this head…er…body.


Which belongs to this monster.




On our way to Louise!

On our way to Louise!

I finally finished the monster I was making for my friend Louise! She wasn’t at Loving Threads this past Saturday because she was back in the hospital for an unrelated reason. She just hates missing our group meetings. So, Wednesday, my bff (and co-facilitator of our group) went over to visit Louise and bring her my monster. I don’t have a picture of her with Irvina (my name for the monster), but she declared it cute and gave it quite a squeeze. 🙂  Irvina, or whatever her name is now, is sitting in Louise’s living room, hopefully putting a smile on her face.

The Knitty Gritty

Pattern: “Irving the Icebox Monster” from The Big Book Of Knitted Monsters

Yarn: Lion Brand Hometown USA in Key Lime and New Orleans French Berry

Needles: US-10

Eyes: 18 mm safety eyes from 6060‘s Etsy shop

Size: about 7″ to top of body, 9½” to tip of ears

Have a safe and happy Halloween!



(My Cat-o-lantern from a few years ago.)