And the patriotic party hangover continues at Handmade By Mother!
After downing a 2-4 of beer and scarfing down a baker’s dozen of beaver tails on Canada Day, knitting up an Ookpik seemed like an awesome idea. It’s possible that the choice of Pumpkin Patch Kidlin for an Arctic Owl was not an entirely sober choice. Fortunately, the pattern barely required consciousness, as it’s just a lot of knitting in the round.
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However, there was some temporary confusion over which end was supposed to be up. As you can see from the photo, the head of the 1967 sealskin Ookpik is bigger than its body. Plus the instruction to seam the wider end created owl-like horns. However, I decided to go against the original instructions as the smaller end didn’t balance well on the felt base, and vintage Ookie was concerned he was being asked to worship a fluffy mohair/linen/nylon Satan.
Although the fluffy, shedding Satan thought having a partner in crime would be an awesome idea.
At last, we see the modern Pumpkin Patch Ookpik in his natural habitat. Okay, technically that’s a squash plant, but look how happy he is. In fact, you could say he’s downright gay! After all, he’s not so much a snowy owl as a flamey one, and Canada is internationally famous for legalizing gay marriage. So after much giggling, the new Ookpik was dubbed Flamey, the Gay Marriage Owl.
Vintage ookpik doesn’t know how to react to Flamey coming out. In 1967, forget about gay marriage, being gay was illegal in Canada. However, Flamey pointed out that these days being made of sealskin is controversial, so they’ve decided to be pals.