Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Miranda, the Owl Whisperer

Midnight on silent wings
Through snowy forests cold
Sudden fear the night owl brings
Hunting field and fold.

Whispering above the trees
Against the moon she flies,
Silent as the fading breeze
As twilight darkness dies.

Miranda is an owl whisperer, someone who can commune with these hunters of the night.  She is based on Lalylala's Paul the Toadstool pattern, modified to be smaller, and with a sweet owl motif cross-stitched to her torso (the cross stitch pattern is a free chart from from LucyKateCrafts)

Miranda's owl minions are Ariel, a Collared Scops owl; Basil, a Northern Saw-whet owl; and Cassandra, a Snowy owl.  I am happy to share the pattern for these three owls:


When it is chilly in the woods, Miranda wears a knit cardigan sweater duplicate stitched with grape hyacinth flowers.  The sweet embroidery is a free chart available on Ravelry:  Hexipuff Spring Flowers, and the sweater pattern is another pattern I am happy to share with you:

And finally, no owl whisperer would be without her owl hat, which conveys special powers to understand owl-speak :-)



Miranda, her minions, and her clothing were all crochet or knit with Knit Picks Palette, a lovely wool fingering weight yarn.  Miranda, the owls, and the cap were crocheted using a size 1 steel hook (close to a B hook, or 2.25mm).  The cardigan sweater was knit, using both single point needles (for the body) and double point needles (for the sleeves) with  2.75mm knitting needles.



30 comments:

  1. Precioso tanto el gorro como la chaqueta. Gracias.

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    1. Gracias, Isabel :-)

      con gusto,

      Beth

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    2. Tambien los colores, el cesped, los honguitos, la fotografia, the composition, all of it. :)

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    3. Muchos gracias!

      con gusto,

      Beth

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  2. Does the magic of make ever stop! I hope not. I'm so in love with this set.

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    1. Not until they pry my hook from my cold dead fingers! I hope :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  3. Oh my you have been busy, just love your creative imagination Beth you certainly know how to nurture the inner child within.... they are gorgeous x

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    1. Thank you so much, Amber; my inner child is very close to the surface :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  4. Me encanta!!! Todo me gusta, la muñeca, su vestido, el gorro, los búhos, el tronco, las setas... todoooooooo! Me encanta!!!! Se la ve tan dulce! Hasta los búhos resultan adorables! Qué bien lo haces, Bet! :)
    Un abrazo!

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    1. ¡Muchas gracias! Fue muy divertido crear Miranda y sus buhos :-)

      con gusto,

      Beth

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  5. Oh my she is just adorable Beth love the owl!
    Cheers
    Margaretha

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    1. Thank you so much Margaretha, aka Typs :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  6. I am unable to locate the owls pattern - the link seems to be 'broken' or corrupt. Is there an alternate location? MaryC

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    1. Hi Mary! so nice to see you here :-) I tested the link from another computer and account, and it seems to be working. If you are a member of Ravelry, the pattern is also freely available there:

      http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mirandas-owl-minions

      Please try to download the pattern again (I notice that google is running very, very slowly today). If it still does not work, email me at: dollmaker46203@gmail.com and I will send you the .pdf

      warmly,

      Beth

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    2. I, too, am having difficulties with the pattern links (both yesterday and today). Glad the patterns are on Ravelry, so I can get them from there :) . Not sure what the problem is (I am a little computer challenged!), but I get a "This webpage is not available" message when I click on most of the links.

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    3. Yesterday I noticed that google was very s-l-o-w...and sometimes the pages would time out. I did test the links with another computer and account, and they appeared to be working.

      Beth

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    4. Thanks, Beth - I picked it up from Ravelry. :-) We seem to have an 'owl thing' going on around here these days...and this will be a fun addition to the 'flock'. :-) (I still couldn't get it to work from the link... I just get that 'Jims dead face' icon... :-/ )

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    5. Mary, I'm glad you were able to get it from Ravely...not sure what is ailing Google :-(

      warmly,

      Beth

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  7. I LOVE The Owl Whisperer with every detail. So cute!

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  8. where can I buy the beautiful owl whisperer pattern .. she is so very beautiful and your work is amazing !!

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    1. The doll is a modification of a Lalylala pattern. I used Paul the Toadstool, but made him two inches shorter, and then found an owl cross stitch pattern to embroider on the doll. My modifications to the original doll are in a previous post.

      Thank you for your kind words :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  9. How Wonderful! As always, you are so unbelievably generous and creative! I hope you had a chance to see my crocheted gingerbread house-on facebook, that I made for all the little ones I crocheted from your site. I'm planning a new house every year =) You inspire me!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Linda. Since I am not on facebook, maybe you could post a link to your gingerbread house...I would love to see it :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  10. Is it permissible to sell products made from your designs on Etsy?
    Do we credit as desingers By Hook, By Hand and lalylala mod patterns?
    Thank you,
    Leora Day
    paddingtonpark@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Leora,

      I am fine with people selling items made from my patterns if they will credit me with the design. In the case of the Lalylala patterns, you need to make sure that Lalylala is also okay with this. If she is, then I would ask you credit her as the designer, and myself as the 'modifier,' :-)

      Thank you for asking,

      warmly,

      Beth

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