The Hooters Come to Roost

Yesterday was the big deadline for the Great Owl Crochet-Along swap. Of course, in all my meticulous planning, I never stopped to think that the day I selected might be a Sunday (um, DUH! No mail on Sundays!). So, I collected the last of the weekend travelers with today's mail.

The past few weeks have been like Christmas for me -- with new owls flying in every couple of days. And, the way I see it, my letter carrier has to SERIOUSLY hate me by now. Note to self -- remember to bake lots of cookies for letter carrier for Christmas.

Well, without further ado, I present to you the participants in the swap...

On the upper shelf, from left to right, we have: kittie, Judy, arixystix, Kathya, kermsm70, and me. The bottom shelf holds: Elise, evereeve, Shanny (two owls), Lucy Bad Dog, and Heather.

If the little one allows me some quiet time, I hope to put together my random pairings tonight so I can get the owls back on their way home this week, as promised.

And again... I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record... but THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this crochet-along (whether you chose to swap or not). I personally have had a great time getting to know all of you and seeing your unique and amazing work.

I hope you all will continue to follow the adventures of The Itsy Bitsy Spider too -- I'm cooking up some fun ideas for the fall and would be delighted to have you along!


  1. Hoot-hoot! They're AWESOME!!! Such wonderful owl cousins :)

  2. How great are these!?!?! I love how the owls are as diverse as the wonderfully creative crocheters who made them & how each has its own personality in spite of the fact that they were made using the same exact pattern. Love 'em all!

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    (¸..•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`-: † :- Anita

  3. I totally agree, Anita! It's been awesome seeing everyone's personalities come through with the same pattern!

  4. Hello, I've just discovered your blog via Heart Handmade and when I saw owls my heart started racing. I love owls and I've been looking for a pattern to crochet. Yippee. I'm new to the blogging world and just put up a post on my love of owls, why and my collection. Co-incidence or what?? :-)


  5. Hi Anne! Welcome!

    Perhaps it was just meant to be?

    By the way, if you click the Blog Roll tab just below my title image, there are a lot more great crochet blogs to look at! Enjoy!!

  6. i love everyones owls! i just started my fourth, your pattern is highly addictive! :)

  7. Stina -- are you going to show it off on the Flikr group? Can't wait to see it!

  8. Thank you so much for showing my little owly! I had SO MUCH FUN with this crochet-along and swap. Receiving my owl happened just a few days before my birthday, too, which made it all the more fun!

    You're the best! Thank you so much for putting this together for us all.

    Evelyn (aka evereeve)