The Owls of Mid-Winter

It's definitely winter. There's a chill in the air and lights everywhere. I like this time of year, wrapping up warm, preferably in hand knitted things and looking forward to the days getting longer while sitting by the fire in my parents house. This year is a little different though. I'm going to visit my brother in law and his family in Jamaica. My brother in law generously gave us flights over as a christmas present so we're jetting off to Kingston on friday. 

Before that though I have to show you my finished Owls jumper. It took about five weeks to knit which is pretty fast for me. I was studying for exams and doing projects at the same time so I wasn't even working that hard on it. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. The yarn is lovely, warm yet light and the shaping really makes it fit well. I haven't made many knitted garments and this one has really encouraged me to not be afraid of a larger project. I expect it will get lots of wear in January. (The yarn is Louisa Harding Hulda, it's being discontinued unfortunately.)

I also finished the Montego Bay scarf. No photos of that yet, I'm bringing it to Jamaica to get a glamour shot of it in the sun. I think we're going to the beach for a few days and hopefully a photo opportunity will present itself.

I want wish all of you who read this blog a happy whatever mid winter festival you happen to celebrate. For most of you happy christmas. I hope it involves family and friends, feasting and drinking of good beer.

8 Responses to "The Owls of Mid-Winter" (Leave A Comment)

The Beer Nut says
December 16, 2009 at 4:07 PM

I'd have written "we're jetting off to Kingston on friday" in FAR bigger letters.

Happy Christmas to you three. Have a Guinness and Red Bull for me.

Anonymous says
December 17, 2009 at 1:33 AM

Wow! Yours turned out great. I wear mine a lot too but the shoulders are too big-- I am knitting another and will use a smaller needle for the owls this time! I need to take pictures of mine.

What yarn did you use?

Too bad you can't bring it to Jamaica but then, that's probably the only downside of going to Jamaica!

Anonymous says
December 17, 2009 at 3:10 AM

Gorgeous O w l s !

Very jealous of your jetting off, enjoy yourself, have a great xmas.

kneehigh says
December 17, 2009 at 3:11 AM

Sorry, that was me in the last comment!

UnderMeOxter says
December 17, 2009 at 5:14 AM

What they said!
I'd love to go to Jamaica at Christmas - enjoy that.

Love your Owls. & would love to know what yarn you used.

Have a great holiday & Holiday!

Bionic Laura says
December 17, 2009 at 5:17 AM

Thanks everyone!

The yarn is Louisa Harding Hulda.

Skuld says
December 17, 2009 at 6:58 AM

It looks and fits great! Have a really great Christmas (though your Irish body probably won't really accept it's Christmas in warm Kinston weather).

Sinéad says
December 20, 2009 at 8:23 AM

Congrats on the Owls, it's gorgeous. And have a BALL in Jamaica! Merry Christmas by the beach ;)