Yarn Along – Knitting Birds

Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along. Somehow, mid week would not be the same, if I missed it. Time to see what’s on everyone’s needles and the books keeping their bookmarks flat.

Less time to read this week. Not sure why. My books are the same as last time. I’ve almost finished Mixed Magic and I read some of Hard Times.

Knitting wise, I’ve almost finished the last square of my knitted blanket. I’m slowing down as I know that I just don’t have the right wool in my stash for the border. I need to fit in a trip to the wool shop before the children break up for the Easter holidays. I know the tone that I want, but I’m flexible on the colour.

In the meantime, I’ve picked up my socks that always sit in the background for odd moments. Since last time, I have found the other ball of wool for the second sock. Hurray! I now have fresh impetuous to finish these socks.

Also played with the idea of making a bird. Makes a big change from square and flat! I still have the eyes and beak to finish (using pins and felt to experimenting with the placing at the moment), the legs and I’m going to add a red tummy. I thought it was going to be a little brown bird, but it seems to be turning into a robin redbreast. I might make a few in fluffy yellow for Easter. They would make sweet Easter chicks. Pattern from here.

I’ll be off to check out everyone else’s knitting and books.

40 thoughts on “Yarn Along – Knitting Birds

  • Wednesday 21 March, 2012 at 11:26 am
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    Hooray for sock knitting ! I can’t wait to see them both finished. I am so sorry you must ‘force’ yourself to visit the yarn store! 🙂 The trail’s knitters must go through for their craft!
    The little bird is just adorable and perfect for this season.
    I hope you have a lovely yarn along day.

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 9:39 am
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      It is a tough life, but someone has to go and spend time in a yarn shop. I’m putting to put myself forward for this mission. Sigh.

  • Wednesday 21 March, 2012 at 11:44 am
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    Such a cute little bird! I hope to start knitting little animals soon, they are always so cute!

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 9:39 am
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      Knitted animals are always so quick, but fiddly.

  • Wednesday 21 March, 2012 at 12:14 pm
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    The bird is really cute 🙂
    Can’t wait to see what you do with the blanket!
    I love Diana Wynne Jones 🙂

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 9:40 am
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      I’m looking forward to having the blanket in action.

  • Wednesday 21 March, 2012 at 12:24 pm
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    what a sweet bird….you are so creative!

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 9:40 am
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      Some patterns just have to be done.

  • Wednesday 21 March, 2012 at 12:34 pm
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    What a cute little bird!!! I agree with mid-week not being the same without the yarn along. Last week I didn’t have any knitting to share so skipped it. I missed hearing from everyone!

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 9:41 am
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      Yeh! for Yarn Along. It keeps me focused on the knitting.

  • Wednesday 21 March, 2012 at 12:58 pm
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    Those socks pull through again!!!! Love sock knitting! And the little bird is adorable–so springy!!

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 9:44 am
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      I don’t think they are going to earn the status of finished object yet, but finding the second ball has made it more possible.

  • Wednesday 21 March, 2012 at 2:45 pm
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    Brilliant Bird !
    I’m all behind and in need of a soak in the hot tub (but as it’s full of snow I’ll have to dream on :0) )

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 9:45 am
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      I was thinking about you today. Hoping you got the snow off the roof before it collapsed. Keep dreaming of the hot tub! 😀

  • Wednesday 21 March, 2012 at 3:24 pm
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    You knit a bird! Beautiful timing for him to make an appearance…. Lots of knitting still going on here too. As much as I look forward to spring, I’m not minding the prolonged cold. I’m just not quite ready to back off of the needles (which always happens when the garden becomes priority)!

    Blessings, Debbie

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 9:47 am
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      Garden takes priority here too. The weeds need the attention, while the needles become a luxury. Squeezing in a bit more knitting before then. 🙂

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 9:48 am
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      I need to search out my fluffy yellow. I think it would be perfect.

  • Wednesday 21 March, 2012 at 3:57 pm
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    I love how the bird is peeking up at your books in the first picture…clever. I need to practice some photography like that instead of just plunking my project beside my book and click…thanks for the inspiration.

    And great trick …using the pins to determine where to put the eyes. I’m going to “borrow” that idea.
    Thanks

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 9:50 am
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      It was the only way I could keep the bird up right! The legs should help once I add them.

      I find the pins really help. I’m quite fussy about the faces I put on the things I make, so I need a method to get it right, that doesn’t leave a lasting mark. Pins work a treat.

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 9:53 am
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      Thanks Amy. I’ve had this pattern ear marked for so long. Glad I made it.

  • Wednesday 21 March, 2012 at 10:22 pm
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    Your birds are wonderful! I hope you show them with their red breasts. Can’t wait to see what you knit up next week!

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 9:59 am
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      Yes, I’ll post it once I’m happy with the red breast. Just wondering if I’ll swiss darn it or needle felt it…..

  • Wednesday 21 March, 2012 at 10:55 pm
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    he is SO cute (or she, can’t tell yet, heehee).
    perfect for easter!

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 10:01 am
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      I’m tempted to do a few birds of different colours. They would look fun!

  • Wednesday 21 March, 2012 at 11:50 pm
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    Love your bird!!! Too cute and perfect for Easter.

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 10:02 am
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      I wonder how many I can make before Easter.

  • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 12:08 am
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    Adorable bird! I love it 🙂 They’ll make great Easter chicks.

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 10:03 am
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      It has turned out well and so quick.

  • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 2:08 am
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    Such a darling little bird! She’s perfect for spring.

    Every time I visit your blog I want to try making my own bath bombs. They look so cool (and much cheaper than the ones I buy).

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 10:04 am
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      The bath bombs are really easy to make. Once you’ve made them, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it before. (Plus they are much, much cheaper)

  • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 2:49 am
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    Aw, so cute! Love it!

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 10:08 am
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      Thanks Greer. The bird is fun to make.

  • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 3:19 pm
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    Oh, I love that little bird! (I also love the blue of the knitted square that’s beneath him!) xo

    • Thursday 22 March, 2012 at 4:27 pm
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      Thanks, meghann. Our garden seems busy with all the wild birds, that it seems the right time to make these. 🙂

  • Saturday 24 March, 2012 at 7:56 pm
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    That bird is gorgeous. Looks fiddly to knit though and I fear therefore beyond my knitting skills. Can’t wait to see whether you decide to make a flock of them! Perhaps a charm of them as in a charm of finches?! They would certainly qualify for the term.

    • Monday 26 March, 2012 at 10:56 am
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      Maybe not much of a flock. They are very fiddly. I will make a few more, as the robin has turned out half decent! 😀

  • Saturday 24 March, 2012 at 8:24 pm
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    Your bird is so cute! I’d love to see a whole basket of yellow chicks for Easter!

    Thanks for stopping by on WE.

    • Monday 26 March, 2012 at 10:57 am
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      I found fluffy yellow wool, so I may have a few chicks ready for Easter. We’ll see!

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