Monday, March 9, 2009

It's All Such A Hoot!

Who could resist knitting a jumper with so much personality?............not me apparently!

Kate's OWLS has been a big hit in the knitting world with many wonderful versions taking flight.....mine was adapted for Maya who requested a front pocket (for storing snacks for the owls of course) and a longer length.
I kept the overall shaping and it does indeed fit her like a glove.....here's hoping she doesn't burst out of it before she has a chance to enjoy it during a Massachusetts winter!

As you can tell a lot of hilarity was had during our photo shoot...(many out-takes believe me)......but she can be a serious wee soul sometimes:

To show her thanks Maya drew me this!

19 comments:

Beth Armstrong said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning! Love the jumper and it's so becoming on Maya. Wish I was on that photoshoot - you guys were having so much fun!

A-L said...

Nice one! My oldest daughter wants now the same sweater having seen Mayas .... :-)
I loved her owl-drawing - it has a lots of character.

LivM said...

It's just beautiful. And a lovely girl too!

Hilary said...

I LOVE your version of this sweater! The pocket is adorable and a nice touch. Maya seems to really love it, too!

Just call me Ruby said...

I love this sweater and it looks gorgeous on Maya.

You've got so much going on at the moment. I love your house in the woods, you must be so excited.

Ruby xx

kat coyle said...

wonderful! I love the addition of a pocket for snacks.

Kate said...

This really looks lovely. As does Maya's owl drawing! Now *I* want a snack pocket . . .

meli-mello said...

I would wear that myself. And I would knit it for myself is I was a better knitter. :) Maya looks beautiful in it - fantastic colour!

handmadehomeschool said...

Wonderful job! Love the colour.

marit said...

I love the owls- both the knitted version, and Mayas drawing. She's talented!

meg said...

Beautiful sweater! Kate's patterns are great, and it is a relief to see a beautiful *and* cool kid's sweater. If you're moving soon, Maya might still be able to wear the sweater this year- we had 4" of snow in NH this weekend.

PS: thanks for the kind comment on my blog!

Journeying Five said...

love the sweater..just might have to make it some day! like the gift she gave you too, how sweet!

ladybug-zen said...

beautiful design and you knit it in scrumptious purple as well. it's just gorgeous on your daughter, who, by the way, is a very gifted artist as well.

KNITTING from the HART said...

So fun and Maya is just Beautiful. I hope you remember me--I got out of touch with all of my blog pals while I was not knitting, but I am back and hope we can stay in touch again....You sure have done some incredible work...Edna

Kirsten said...

I would go on and on about how wonderful the sweater is (and it is wonderful) but then there are those adorable photos of Maya with her marvelous hair and you end the post with her brilliant drawing! It leaves one so very distracted! Maya is a very talented artist. I see a future designer there.

Lise said...

I love your version of this very popular sweater. The pocket is such a great idea.

raining sheep said...

What an awesome sweater. The owls make it fun and I do like the longer length - so 'in' right now. Wonderful work. Maya is a great artist - the owl is super cute.

mel said...

Love this - what a great sweater - and great addition of the pocket!! And I love how Maya's personality comes through in the photos. That's a lovely drawing she did for you :)

Jackie said...

your OWL is simply beautiful, and the model too. i'm glad that i found yours before i start mine as i love the pocket very very much as my girl loves to put her hands in for warmth in an aircon malls and walking with her hands in the pocket as she thinks is cool !!