The Owl and the Pussy Caterpillar?!
Heh, I’ve been reading way too many nursery rhymes…
Let me explain the reason for this particular blog post. I don’t know when it started exactly, but somewhere between me finishing primary school and Felix starting (ok, she’s at nursery school, but close enough! She wears a wee uniform and everything!) it’s become a thing to give teachers presents on the last day of school.
Rather than the shops recommended chocolates or tat, I opted to knit them little something’s instead because…well, it’s what I do!
So, the owl first:
Pattern used is Oisin owl by Pauline Gallagher. When Felix first started she kept insisting one of her teachers was ‘Mrs Owl’. For months we heard about Mrs Owl and, come parents evening, we discovered that Mrs Owl was actually Mrs Powell.
Couldn’t resist making her an owl though.
And the caterpillar?
You’ll also note this caterpillar is wearing a scarf. This is because it’s for Mrs Scarf. And no, that is her actual name, though we did initially think Felix must have misheard that one too! A bit more effort was put into this one as she’s recently announced she’s pregnant, and well, it’ll be cute for her little one to be.
Right, back to knitting food for –
Oh wait, other things to be knit!
A FOURTH meret hat (free pattern Meret (Mystery Beret) by Woolly Wormhead) as my mum decided to steal the one meant for my aunt, so I whipped up another one for my aunt. Plain black this time, but it’s an angora/silk/wool blend so oh so snuggly…
Anyhow, as my mum stole the other hat, she cheekily asked for matching armwarmers (she does work in a playground which is a wind tunnel, in Scotland, so I can’t begrudge her too much as the stolen hat was way warmer than the others…)
Right, now back to knitting all that food!
Starting total – 650
Wool used – 63 (3 since last post)
Wool bought – 33
Wool given – 49
Wool gifted – 59
Total – 610