Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Magical Menagerie of Handknits

You may know that many of us over here at Fancy Tiger Crafts are obsessed with animals - especially those of the woodland variety. For this reason, there was a lot of squealing and sighing when we opened the box of patterns from Tiny Owl Knits. Stephanie Dosen is the mystical woman behind Tiny Owl Knits and we can't wait to knit up every one of her designs. From her "Fairy Castles" to her "Meow Mitts" to her "Fawn Poncho," all the Tiny Owl Knits patterns capture a special time of far-away-lands filled with unicorn breath and fairy dust.

Attracting a magical menagerie with our handknits
One of our favorite local crafters, Alicya Tebo, and I recently finished two of the TOK's patterns and we were so excited to wear them out for the first time. As soon as we donned our handknits and walked into the woods we were instantly surrounded by forest creatures. It was so magical!

Alicya's Deer Antler Hat
Alicya knit the Deer with Little Antlers hat and it is absolutely perfect! Deers were deluded by Alicya's deer hat and welcomed her as one of their own. We're really excited to see what happens when the glow-in-the-dark pink part of the ears lights up at night - just imagine what creature she will attract!

Jaime's Mr. Fox Stole
I made an adorable fox stole (this TOK pattern was published in Yarn Forward magazine and sadly we are not able to carry it at this time). Mr. Fox is brilliantly constructed to look like a real skinned fox stole. I have a secret love of taxidermy and fur, but am a vegetarian so it causes some issues for me. Mr. Fox is the perfect solution as it allows me to show off my love of dead animals and knitting! The forest foxes knew my stole was knit out of love and that no foxes were harmed in its making.

Mr. Fox in his natural habitat
Thanks Tiny Owl Knits for channeling the wonderful energy of the forest into your patterns. We can't wait to knit up some more!


Pink said...

The photoshoppery is almost at amazing as you knitting ;)

mimi deluxe said...

Looooove these!!!!

Fancy Tiger Crafts said...

What Photoshop?

Anonymous said...

UMMM I need that fox.

I had fun last night, see you next week!

xoxo lizzy