Wednesday, 15 January 2014
bird knitting pattern - a phoenix. I wish the phoenix was a British bird, how lovely it would be to see these beauties blazing their way through the oak forests and blackberry thickets of this green and pleasant land.
Until that day comes, you can knit a phoenix of your very own - he's about 10 inches tall, not including the tail, which can be made as long and extravagant as you like. He's got posable wire feet and he is big enough to perch on your arm, or a branch. Mine is happily sitting on a bookcase next to my desk, and he hasn't set fire to anything yet.
He's knitted in the flat, on 4mm needles - you can buy the phoenix knitting pattern from my Etsy shop as an instant PDF download.
Monday, 13 January 2014
I'm going to be taking a break from dolls for a while so I can focus on birds for my book, but while I was making Wayne's frilly shirt it struck me that this is just the sort of shirt that a knitted Jon Pertwee Doctor Who would wear... and now I really want to make one. Why aren't there more knitting hours in the day?
Friday, 10 January 2014
Here's a couple of little knitted tufted ducks enjoying the new year sunshine and wondering who's going to be next off the needles. Clue: it's a bird, but not a British one.