Why I adore Owls

I love ows and I love owl designs, plus I love real owls.  They have faces that just don’t quit and they always look fabulous.

Owls are most often seen and heard during the night, because they are nocturnal. However, some owls, such as the pygmy owl, are active at twilight. And if you see or hear an owl during the day, it means that you are likely encountering a diurnal owl that sleeps at night just like we do.

Owls have large eyes to facilitate navigation in complete darkness. Their eyes are specially adapted to easily detect movement and see any changes in light levels. Love those eyes!

They blink like humans do, but they also have a “third eyelid” that sweeps from side to side to help clean and lubricate their eyes, which can’t move. Instead of looking around by changing the direction of their gazes, like we can, they must use their necks to move their entire heads to face the direction.

If you love owls, you will want to crochet this set, http://www.crochetpatternseasy.com/2016/05/pattern-free-written-rugs-owl.html



Work in process, Christmas dress

With a new great granddaughter coming in late Nov. I am having so much fun making things for her.
I finished her dress and head band. Now on to the diaper cover and maybe some booties!
Love the easy pattern, you can find it here and it is free. http://encrafted.co.uk/2012/02/22/newborn-frilly-flower-dress/

Here in Texas the no sleeves is okay, you never know what the weather will be! Just add a cute under shirt . It appears larger than it is. Fits newborn to 3 months.

What are you working on?



So, how do I read a yarn label, what is yarn weight ?

Yarn labels contain value information. From fiber content to laundering information,
What information should I look for on the yarn label?
1. Yarn name and fiber content. This is pretty self-explanatory. It’s important to note the fiber content so that you can select your favorite fibers (or avoid ones to which you are sensitive). Fiber content: Lets you know whether the yarn is wool, cotton, acrylic, a blend, or something else.
2. How much yarn. This includes length and weight in both US and metric measurements.
3. Gauge information. This shows the average suggested hook and needles size, as well as about how many stitches are in a 4×4″ swatch.
4. Yarn weight category. The number given here is on a scale of 0 (thinnest) to 6 (thickest) according to the Craft Yarn Council yarn standards. This gives you a rough idea of the yarn’s thickness; for more detailed information.
read more here:http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/weight.html
5. Country of origin.
6. Care information. This section details washing, drying, ironing, and dry cleaning directions.
7. Yarn color and dye lot. Not only does this area include the yarn color’s name and number, but it also includes the dye lot. If you’re buying more than one skein of the same yarn, make sure that your dye lot numbers all match. Sometimes the same yarn color will vary slightly between dye lots, so you should always check this number.
8. Company information.
Remember to save the info with any of your leftover yarn. You may even want to give a copy of it with your gift, so they know how to take care of it.

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What is your favorite yarn to  use?