*Update* The winner of the pattern is Sarah Boyce! Congrats! If you'd like to purchase the pattern, you can do so here.
As a kid, I used to love owls. I had a book that had an owl in it and couldn't get enough of owls. Ironically, I've also been afraid of birds since I was a kid. I guess they were ok in books, but not in person.
Now I have a new type of owl that I love. Knitted owls.
This little guy was made with some leftover yarn from the Seasons Hat I made earlier this summer. I didn't have much yarn left so my options for using it were limited. In the past, I never liked making stuffed animals. They never quite turned out right and looked lumpy or had holes. But when I found the pattern for the Tawny Owl, I couldn't resist.
I really enjoyed this pattern. It requires some colorwork knitting and sewing, but is otherwise pretty easy to construct. My little owl is sitting on my bookshelf at home and I love him! (Even though I'm still not a fan of birds...)
Ella Austin is the designer of the Tawny Owl pattern and she is generously giving away 1 free pattern to one of you! Enter to win by either commenting on this post or sharing it on Facebook (make sure to tag Painting Lilies in your post so I see the notification).
You have until Tuesday, August 28th at 12PM Mountain to enter the contest. I'll announce the winner of the pattern here on the blog!