Friday, October 5, 2012

Bird Knitting

My favorite place (among all my other favorite places) to knit is on the front porch sitting in a comfy red Adirondack chair glancing up at the mountains ever so often, just stitching away. 
Such was the case when I made this tunic for my daughter several months back. 


The yarn is  Rowan Cocoon and was a dream to work with (although I hear it sheds quite a lot...part mohair). I finished it up on that front porch, weaving in the ends and clipping off the remnants, flicking them off the garment with a quick motion into the wind. 

Seems another thought the yarn was a dream to work with as well.


I found this abandoned bird's nest in a dead bush a good distance away. 
Can you see the pieces of green yarn woven through the twigs? 

I wonder if I will find more next spring from the just completed baby blanket made for a family friend? 

Bad coloring...it's really a beautiful shade of aqua!
{No particular pattern on this one. The yarn is Miss Babs Yowza in the Coventry colorway}



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19 comments:

Cathy said...

Your knitting is gorgeous! Isn't it lovely to see the scraps of yarn end up in birds nest? It's our spring now and I'm going to put some of my scraps out for the birds and see where they end up :)

Buttons said...

You are very talented I love your work. I cannot knit but now wish I could.
I would truly love to sit on your front porch looking at mountains it sounds so perfect. Smart bird. B

Heather Woollove said...

Your work is lovely! I, too, love the idea of colorful fiber bird nests. You may want to make a plastic netting project similar to this one, but with yarn, instead?!? http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2011/02/two-projects-made-from-leftover-felt.html

Melissa Plank said...

Such pretty projects, I've knit with cocoon before, very cozy! Best wishes!

TexWisGirl said...

so cute those birds used your strays to fluff their nest. :)

Sue said...

great use of the yarn, at least the little bits didn't go to waste. That baby blanket is lovely, someone is really lucky to get it

Natalie said...

That is an absolutely stunning tunic. I also put out my (cotton and wool) yarn bits out for the birds. I save them up all year long, and then when it is time for the birds to build their nests, we put out all the bits in our evergreen. You should see some of the nests in our neighbourhood!
Thanks for sharing.

Meg said...

I love when I hear about birds using yarn in their nests. Beautiful baby blanket!

Beth said...

The tunic you made for your daughter is beautiful. I love the color and the birds do to obviously!

Voie de Vie said...

Both the tunic and the blanket are stunning! Sitting on the porch adirondack chair is definitely the way to go. :)

Birds are smart and resourceful when it comes to nest building.

Lynne said...

I love seeing your knitting . . . how delightful the birds are enjoying yarn "bits and pieces" too!

Please show us more and more of your really lovely knitting!

Andria said...

What lovely projects. Both the tunic and the blanket are stunning. I love that the birds used your yarn scraps, that's just too wonderful!

laurenjeanallece said...

Both pieces are gorgeous, but I LOVE that blanket! It just makes me want to snuggle!

And what a crafty little bird to "recycle" and make little home!

Debbie said...

ooohhhh you are so talented. i use to knit but i find the products are so inexpensive to buy that i loose my ambition to hand-make!!

i have heard that people place scraps of yarn outdoors for the birds, for nest building!!

Kathryn Ray said...

That sounds like a positively lovely spot for knitting. I love the edging on the blanket.

WonderWhyGal said...

Beautiful work. I love that sweater. Your knitting is gorgeous. Sitting outside enjoying nature while knitting...I'd be inspired too.

Nancy Claeys said...

I often find pieces of the dog's hair in birds nests around here. Love your post today. xo

thecrazysheeplady said...

Gorgeous!!! And I LOVE the bird nest :-D.

Jenny Short said...

Your knitting is gorgeous. I am trying to learn to make patterns. I'm taking my yarn and needles on the plane with me tomorrow and will knit my way across the Atlantic. Keeps me centered. I enjoy your blog so much. xo Jenny