I've been in a bit of a knitting funk. I love knitting shawls, since they are quick and give me the change to try out new and interesting patterns. But, I don't wear shawls, and neither do most of the people I knit for. Also, I've given a shawl to almost all the people I knit for, in some cases two shawls. It's time to move on. I just can't seem to figure out what I want to knit, though. I do have some finished objects to show you on Friday, though. Especially a shirt I knit. I love it. I may knit another shirt. We'll see. In the meantime, I've been in the mood for a little needlework. This is unusual for me. I don't really like sewing by hand, although I do like embroidery. I went to JoAnn to pick up some supplies for a project I wanted to send to my niece and came across this really great owl fabric while waiting to get my ribbon cut.
I immediately decided it would make a great applique. Since I was wanting to make a blanket for a friend's mother-in-law, I bought some. It's satisfying my hand sewing craving, and I think it's going to be adorable.
I've only just begun, so the owls aren't all in their final places. Some of them haven't even been cut, yet. I am sewing the owls on the individual panels before I sew the panels together. I had originally planned to make it more of a pieced quilted, but I love the look of the panels. In fact, I like this so much I may go back and buy more fabric to make myself one. I have plenty of owls.