Foxes are totally the new owls

The above is something I’ve found myself saying far too often. Ironically at first, but over the past year it’s actually come true so it’s no surprise that on the ferry home from Shetland last month, a foxy little design popped into my head.

My Fox Isle hat, available now on Ravelry
My Fox Isle hat, available now on Ravelry

I’d clearly absorbed a little of the taste of Shetland while I was there too, using some of the colour-banding that I’d seen everywhere. It’s taken me ages to get round to photographing this one though – I finally managed to get a shot of Alice modelling it for me on our trip to Zurich this weekend to see Tegan and Sara. By the way, if you don’t know who Tegan and Sara are, you absolutely have to check them out.

You can get Fox Isle either on its own for £3 or as part of Shetland Story for £10.

Anyway, while poking around, I couldn’t help but admire some of the other awesome foxy designs out there at the minute. Here are some of my favourites.

This is Joeli's Foxy Loxy jumper - we first published it in Knit Now last year and she's been promising me an adult version.
This is Joeli’s Foxy Loxy jumper – we published it in Knit Now last year and she’s been promising me an adult version which is yet to materialise. Hint, hint!

Another one we featured in Knit Now - Vanessa Mooncie's fab fox hat from her animal hats book.

Another one we featured in Knit Now – Vanessa Mooncie’s fab fox hat from her animal hats book.

I love Ella's Intrepid Fox - I kinda want to knit a huge version as a snuggly sofa cushion.

I love Ella’s Intrepid Fox – I kinda want to knit a huge version as a snuggly sofa cushion.
If this sleepy fox isn't the cutest thing you've ever seen, well...you're just wrong, sorry.
If this sleepy fox isn’t the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, well…you’re just wrong, sorry.
Willy the Wily Fox is really an "I wish I'd come up with that" moment. I made myself a kitty hoodie years ago and wore it to death...now I want a fox hoodie.
Willy the Wily Fox is really an “I wish I’d come up with that” moment. I made myself a kitty hoodie years ago and wore it to death…now I want a fox hoodie.
But actually...I do still love foxes. Especially this classic crochet hat by Kat Goldin.
But actually…I do still love owls. Especially this classic crochet hat by Kat Goldin.

p.s. If you want to buy any of my designs, today is the day to do it! I’m taking part in the Indie Design Gift Along on Ravelry, and all of my patterns and ebooks are discounted by 25% with the code “giftalong” until tomorrow.

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