My friend sent me this link http://blog.fuzzymitten.com/2009/04/spring-chick.html
Well, she started something that I couldn’t stop!
The pattern is very easy and it uses up the scraps of wool that you look at and wonder what you can do with it. The pattern is for a chicken but I decided on birds. It says to use felt, however, I thought wool would look better and on a few I fashioned the beak from the strand of wool where I finished off and knitted the wings. It wasn’t as successful as I would have like so I used the felt and must admit they do look better but it is rather fiddly doing the beak. I have three more to go and that is it.
I only like knitting small things and I have so many scrappy bits of wool so now I am having a go at a pencil case. An addict of pencils cannot have too many pencil cases. It is knitted but has a material lining and a zip. We shall see what happens.
These birds are a fun project that is quick and cute. I may turn them into a mobile at some stage. Doing them in matching colours would make a lovely mobile for a child.
Those of you who are knitters, happy clickety clicking. Our winter is coming so there will be soup and knitting…yeah!