Sew the black circle on top of the yellow circle to make the eyes. I added a little white french knot for the pupil. Now sew the eyes onto the mitten. I suggest the you bring the eyebrow flap down to make sure you have them where you want them. To sew them, I just used the tail from the yellow circle and did a running stitch around the perimeter.
Now thread your needle through the long tail of the eyebrow flap and tack it down. You don't have to sew it down completely, just put a few stitches along each side to anchor it. Also, if you roll up the cuff, it makes it easier to sew!
I embroidered a beak after the flap was sewn down. It doesn't show up as nicely as I'd like it to in these pictures, but it is there! Now, instant owls! You just need to go ahead and finish up the thumbs according to your pattern.
Remember, when you do the second owl, you'll need to reverse the graft, so you'll have right and left mitts.
I used Cascade 220 and a U.S. Size 4 for my mittens. Try to use wool so those little fingers will stay toasty. The cold just goes right through acrylic!
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