Maybe because we can lay in bed at night and listen to the owls call back and forth in the Burnham Woods, with the full moon shining in the window that October makes me think of owls. And cold morning temperatures make me think of mittens. And wool socks ;) Anyway, I was looking on Ravelry for a pattern that incorporated an owl into a mitten to knit as a gift and came across Give A Hoot - a cable mitten that has an unusual and brilliant thumb technique. (The cute owl tin I stumbled on in Joann's Fabrics - perfect gift wrap!)
I'm not one who usually likes animal patterns on my knitting, even for children, but I'm so glad that I gave this one a try - I totally adore it! It's also a very fast knit. This was actually my second pair made and I changed it up a bit from the pattern - made the owl portion a little shorter and fatter ;) You could have made French Knots for the eyes or used beads but I like the little vintage buttons I found in my button stash. The yarn is our Serenity Farms Corriedale "Jane Grey". Nice warm mittens for chilly fall days.