Okay, owls have been around for several seasons, and definitely aren't a new trend, but I keep seeing them come across my Ravelry "friend activity" feed. My college mascot was an owl, and I've always had a soft spot for them. They're also symbols associated with wisdom, the Goddess Athena, and even the Illuminati. Regardless of occult involvement, they seem to be everywhere, and I've taken this trend's popularity as a rare opportunity to stock up on owl-related goods to support my Alma Mater (Go Rice!).
The knitter owl craze kicked off hard with Kate Davies's Owls sweater. So cute and funky. I definitely like the knit as shown, but it's also cute with eyes on just one owl (preferably one that isn't in the center!)
But now, aside from seeing this cabled motif on all sorts of things, I feel like owl patterns are popping out everywhere. Look at this mooshy Big Snowy Owl stuffie from Purl Soho:
They're showing up all over the place.
(Clockwise from Top Left: Garnet Hill Owl Sheets, print by UnitedThread, Alexander Henry Owl Fabric, Tee by PRVCY, Owl wall vinyl by SimpleShapes, Owl earrings by McKee Arts, Lunchbox by Skip Hop)
I think I'll celebrate the owls today with this necklace I picked up last week!