I proudly present to you, my Owls:
I really could not be more happy with this finished sweater. I knit size "5" using a skein and half of Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool- and it knit up fast. About three weeks total, and honestly, I didn't knit much the second week.
A little note about the fit - I am reluctant to knit sweaters in sizes that match my measurements. I always err on the side of negative ease, especially when knitting a bulky sweater. However, my gauge was slightly off with the Ecological Wool, so this one worked out perfectly. I absolutely love the neckline, and I think the overall fit is very flattering.
Check out those darts in the back, though. Do you see them starting way down there by my butt? I have a pretty long torso, and ended up adding length at the top of the back, before I started the owls. In hindsight (puns!), I would have knit another inch or two before I started the darts in the back.
This was not helped by the fact that when I blocked the sweater, it grew about two inches in length. That was a-ok with me, but if you don't like long sweaters, beware.
Check out that collar bone!
I went with buttons on just one owl. It think it looks a little like a brooch, don't you?
Overall I am very happy with how it came out - perfect for this cold weather that is already beginning to sneak up on us.
PS: My sister shot and edited these gorgeous pictures - isn't she talented?