"What are they for?"
"Yes... they are just the result of... hm... I just wanted to try the different fabrics..."
"And which is best?"
"Best? I didn't mean to find out... I was just playing... Ack!"
I better tell you about them...
Them? The owls I made, as Lucy guessed right.
As I mentioned two weeks ago I suddenly felt the urge to do something with my beloved woolen fabrics when I came across them while reorganizing my stash. These fabrics are just too beautiful and I really love them. Some are soft, some are rather itchy (you know I appreciate a certain itchiness), all are a delightful haptic encounter.
A very soft one... who could resist?!
One that's a bit itchy but still quite snuggly...
And here one with strong itchy character, straight forward, honest and trustworthy... the very fine chap who wins you over with his absolute frankness...
Best way to find out about the level of itchiness is to rub the fabric in question over your cheek or lips, eyes closed - yes, it is a very sensual endeavor... my love for wool.
By the way, did you know mangetsu means full moon in English?
I chose this name when I made my first steps in this virtual world around ten years ago. You know, as a child I was a sleepwalker, still cannot sleep well in nights of full moon and you might guess by my blog's name I have a certain affiliation going on with that fellow up in the skies.
Looking at the things I brought home from our recent trip I suddenly remembered the reason that made me want to visit Hokkaido several years ago: Murakami's A Wild Sheep Chase, one of my all time favourites.
However, I think we have a serious case of woolstruckness here :)
Could be worse.
Enjoy your weekend!
PS: The pattern is a rough version of one I found in a book about crafting with Chirimen Crepe, I will look up the ISBN tomorrow.
Edit: Here we are on the day that followed that tomorrow I was talking about... thank you, thank you thank you for all your sweet and kind words about the woowls, such a pleasure to see you liked them so much!
Oh, and you googled Kurt Lowcos... :)
I definitely will give you reason to think with future owls...
The ISBN of the book with the owls' pattern is 4-529-03967-6. It's a nice book but I wouldn't recommend it for someone who doesn't want to make tsurushi bina (a mobile for Hina Matsuri) since a good part of the book is about that. The pattern really is extremely simple (scroll down to the WIP photo four posts ago, please, you see how the body is constructed) and it should be easy to come with your very own owl pattern if play around a bit.
Already Monday here in Japan... have a good start into the fresh week!