Monday 25 February 2013

Blue Tit

Aren't birds fascinating?  Such beautiful colours and so much diversity.

On my walk this morning, besides the usual blackbirds and chaffinches and great tits, I saw a pheasant running across the road to enter the park.  Through the railings of the park I saw a penguin - ok so it wasn't really a penguin but in the early morning, not-quite-daylight it looked like a penguin - but I suspect it was probably some sort of goose.

Robins are probably my favourite garden bird but look at this little blue tit - he's just so cute.

The pattern comes from Lesley Stanfield's book, 75 Birds, Butterflies and Little Beasts to Knit and Crochet.

It's quite a challenging project but was great fun to make.  It's knitted mostly in the round, with plenty of picking up of stitches and colour changes.  I used Rowan Fine Tweed - it's my favourite yarn at the moment.  It gives the little bird a 'lived-in' appearance which I like.

Aah - just so cute!

Thursday 21 February 2013

Big Honey Bear

I may have been quiet on the blogging front lately but that doesn't mean to say that I haven't been busy.

Here's a new pattern for you.

Big Honey Bear.  An extra large, cuddly bear who loves his honey.

The bear measures 40 cms (16 inches) tall and he and his pot of honey are crocheted.  His stripey bee sweater is knitted.

The bees are from my Fuzzy Little Friends pattern.

The pattern is available as a free PDF, here.

I hope you like this pattern.  I'll be back again soon.