Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Two-whit Too-woo!

So, aaaages ago I knitted the legendary OWL jumper in Sirdar Peru, a lovely phased yarn I got on the cheap from Kemps Wool Shop. I learnt the hard way not to knit a jumper during winter in a darkened room, as the colour phase yarn wasn't exactly, well, phased.
It was a bit too unfortunately stripy for me to wear, shame as it fitted like a dream. I bought some FabDye, an acid dye good for dying wool. This is when I learned lesson #2: an unwatched dye pot will boil over and dye your dresser purple. Gah.
Hot water does funny things to wool. It came out a brown/purple marl which I could live with, but the arms are now fit for Mr Tickle. Still I can always roll them up.

34 buttons later (yes, that's THIRTY FOUR) and we're good to go. What do you think?


  1. I think it's fantastic! Love the new colour, but I have to say I like the old colour too. I liked how it was darker at the yoke, it sort of highlighted the owls. But you can't go wrong with purple!

    Rather you than me sewing on 34 buttons. I made a pair of Owling - they're the same as Fetchings gloves, but with owls instead of ordinary cables. I thought I was never finishing sewing on the wee eyes.

  2. Oooooooooooh, Owling! They might be next.............

  3. Well I suppose I was BOUND to love this WOWeeeee!

  4. Amazing! Aren't you clever. The colour looks fantastic on you :)

  5. EEEE how lovely!!
    Make me one.... pleeeeease