Today is an exciting day… because I’ve released my newest pattern: Nel the Tiny Owl!
I’m excited not just because I think this little guy is cute… but every photo that’s come back from my testers is stinkin’ adorable! And I have a strong suspicion that once you get this pattern… you won’t be able to make only one!
How the design began…
A year ago (on 11/11/11!), Tim and I got married in a very low-key ceremony… we’re not really the fancy types. So, our wedding cake had to be similarly low-key, but still fun.
Small Nelsons seemed just perfect!
I didn’t plan on making a pattern… I just wanted some little owls!
But everyone loved them!
I had no idea so many people would fall in love with my tiny owls… and it just didn’t seem right to keep the instructions to myself!
So, I put ‘make tiny owl pattern’ on my to-do list, and now it’s ready for action! I’m sure you already know this, but making a pattern is a big to-do. It includes: making a new sample (taking progress photos at every step of the way), formatting, technical editing and sending the pattern out for testing. I can’t just take some owls that I’ve made (without documenting the steps) and send the pattern out into the world!
Nel likes hanging out with his ‘original’ cousins:
He’s slightly different… you can read about the tweaks I made in this blog post.
He looks great in every color!
So… I said that the tester’s photos are amazing… I bet you want proof, right?
Renee crocheted Nel in his ‘classic’ color:
Hollie made hers in an adorable pink:
And check out this AMAZING shot by Adriana:
Looks fabulous in any color!
Which color will your Nel be?
I can’t wait to see lots of new tiny owls coming into the world!
First, grab your tiny owl pattern:
Then, pick 2 colors of yarn, plus an eye circle color and a beak/feet color.
There’s oodles of fun stuff coming up! Be sure to stay tuned!
- Selling animals from FreshStitches patterns (blog post this Sunday)
- Mystery CAL! Pattern available Nov. 1st, first clue released Nov. 15th
- Troubleshooting the loop stitch (upcoming blog post)
- FreshStitches Kit Club: announcement November 1st