...And not a tutorial in sight. :| Yet. I've been having a week where I've (fortunately!) had time to craft, but (unfortunately!) had no time to sit around writing about crafting. But thanks so much to all of you who volunteered to read/test the tutorial when it exists. I really appreciate it and will be in touch.
Anyway, on to the owls!
Harry had only just started his porridge when, sure enough, there was a rushing sound overhead and a hundred or so owls streamed in, circling the hall and dropping letters and packages into the chattering crowd. A big, lumpy package bounced off Neville's head and, a second later, something large and grey fell into Hermione's jug, spraying them all with milk and feathers.
"Errol!" said Ron, pulling the bedraggled owl out by the feet. Errol slumped, unconscious, onto the table, his legs in the air and a damp red envelope in his beak.
(from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
Poor Ron. What's worse than getting a Howler? Getting a Howler delivered by your family's embarrassing old owl who lands in people's beverages! (In the movie adaptation of Chamber of Secrets, Errol lands in a bowl of
When I started a more neutral/natural coloured owl, I decided to name him after the Weasleys' tired old Errol. And then discovered just yesterday that Errol is supposed to be a great grey owl and uh, looks nothing like this. But the name is sticking, and now I want to make a grey owl...
I'm trying to get my ass in gear and list some of my stuff at my Zibbet shop, so I've started with Errol. I'm always iffy about whether the photos I take for this blog translate well as product photos, but I was pretty pleased with his photoshoot, so I went ahead.
classy pastel-and-grey tones that he's often dressed in on the show, so that inspired my colour choices here.
Gus and Errol both have rounded heads instead of pointed feather-ears, and I have to flail a little about the awesomeness of June Gilbank's ultimate finish for amigurumi, which I used to finish said rounded heads. Seriously, awesome. So much neater than my usual haphazard tugging and sewing.
Check out other people's less dusty (and hummus-chip-crumby) projects at FO Friday and Fibers on Friday.