owls redux

Clearly there are many of you who like owls just as much as I do! Owl tattoo, Kirsty? Cor! As a brief glimpse into the murky depths of my long-standing owl obsession, I thought I’d show you a birthday card Tom made for me eight years ago. At this time, we were in our mod phase, and rode around Sheffield on 1960s Lambrettas we had acquired from the legendary Armando. The title of Tom’s genius artwork is “Wazz Rides with Owls and Bears”. It shows a heavily photoshopped still from the film Quadrophenia, with my head (note short haircut and youthful demeanour), and the heads of several owls and bears, superimposed over those of Phil Daniels and the other riders. Riding with owls. What could be better?

rideswithowls
Ahem.

Anyway, just to let you know: I shall write up the pattern, it will be freely available here and on ravelry, and if you leave / have left a comment on yesterday’s post, I’ll make sure you are added to the email list to receive a copy.
hoot hoot!

23 responses

  1. Hoot hoot to you too and thank you for the promised pattern. Can hardly wait! Despite being a Sheffield lass myself, I didn’t know about Armando. I try to get around on a bicycle but when I finally concede victory to our many hills, I may have to pay him a visit…

  2. Yay! I rejoice in the owls! I’m not sure why they’re so terribly appealing, but they are, even after dissecting owl pellets multiple times. Heck, that just made them cooler. My very first toy was an owl, actually. My mother found out she was pregnant and on that same day went out and bought a giant stuffed owl.

  3. Thank you very much! I just had to show your post to The Fella, who is an avid birdwatcher. He was about as impressed as I’ve ever seen him about knitting…

  4. Whooot! Much fun – hope you feel better soon and the owls are cheering you. My favourite owls are in the Brian Wildsmith Book of Birds.. Just for the owl record.

  5. I found my way over to your blog from Ysolda’s, and I just LOVE your owl sweater! Thanks for being willing to share the pattern.

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