Monday, 5 October 2015

Parliament of Owls

This weekend I crocheted two more owls. With a total of three, you could say I have a parliament of owls. I bet you didn't know a group of owls is called a "parliament of owls". 

I found this explanation online: "Owls are generally solitary, but when seen together the group is called a “parliament” as they have long been considered to be of a wise disposition. In Greek mythology, the owl is the symbol for Athena, the goddess of wisdom." 

I am steadily working through my cotton yarn stash. I would guess I have enough to make at least three more owls. Each owl is unique as I choose colours based on what I have left in my basket. 

Do you have a favourite? I can't decide. I like all the colour combinations. 
My parliament of owls poses on the railing for photos before finding a comfy spot amongst the branches. These owls must rest for their long cross country trip. In just two weeks, they will be driving with us to their new perch in Boulder. It's so exciting, we are counting our sleeps until we leave ... 11 more to go.
If you would like to make your own parliament of owls, you can find the pattern link and instructions in my last post titled Fall Crochet.

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  1. Your Dad already knew that a group of owls was called a Parliament but I didn't, they all look very cute.

    1. I didn't - let's hope I can remember now that I do know.