My vote for "cutest owl I'm eventually going to have to break down and see if I can get" is scratchcraft's needle felted Knitting Owl ornament. It's just adorable; there are several to view if you follow the link to etsy, but my favorite (sold already, of course!) is this one:
There are also crocheting owls, and (at this time) and a cute little Magical Owl. As needle felting is so far NOT one of my crafts, might as well get one from the expert!