refashioned Hitchhiker's Jacket is finished (finally), I can get back to knitting up Christmas gifts. Considering that the mail is hideously slow, I need to get these sent out by the first week of December, and I'm so far behind, it's terrifying.
But that's okay, because I just stumbled across a cute gift idea that I think a lot of people will be getting this year: the Owly Bookmark!
original pattern, because I changed the main part of the bookmark to stockinette from...whatever the heck the designer had going on (I must've been doing something wrong because it looked like a garbly mess when I tried it). And then I changed the owl design to something shorter and stouter, making it up as I went (I've knit a lot of owly things, so I have the gist of them by now). And then I used french knots instead of eyes.
Pattern: Owly Bookmark Pattern (sort of)
Yarn: Mystery acrylic from my stash - I suspect Red Heart brand (7 g - 11.6 m)
Needles: 3.0 mm
Alterations: Changed main part of bookmark to stockinette. Reduced body length to 6 rows before cabling and reduced the head to 4 rows before cabling. Used french knots for eyes instead of buttons.
New Techniques Learned: Knit through the front and back loop.