Some very exciting news! The RSPB have made this gorgeous 2019 Knitted Birds calendar, using 12 of the knitting patterns from my Knitted Birds book. Would you like a whole year of cute bird knitting patterns, along with a stylish, practical calendar to help you keep organised? Well, look no further!
The Knitted Birds calendar contains 12 fun and easy bird knitting patterns, from my book Knitted Birds, along with detailed instructions, templates, and beautiful full colour photos of the knitted birds to keep you company all the way through 2019. You can buy the calendar now from my Etsy shop. Happy to ship worldwide!
I’m going to be shutting my Etsy shop tomorrow (19th December) and re-opening again on 26th December. I’d like to wish you all a happy Christmas and thank you all so much for your support over the last year. I hope you all have a happy holiday period, and I’ll be back soon with new knitted birds!
If you’d like to download any knitting patterns over the festive period, they will still be available from Ravelry and Love Knitting because, you know, digital downloads don’t need a holiday…
For a limited time, you can swoop down and pick up a copy of my book Knitted Birds from my Etsy shop, and enjoy free UK postage and packing – and if you’re outside the UK, shipping is just £3 for airmail to anywhere in the world. Woo hoo!
Come and say hello to me and the knitted birds at Venue 20 of the Worthing Artists Open Houses trail! This fun and friendly house is open for its third year. Find art, illustration, textiles, and printmaking by 7 artists, and enjoy a cuppa and something to eat in the garden.
The Ashdown Road artists are Anna’s Drawing Room, hello DODO, John Bond, Ellie Bond, Julie Ingham, Sarah Edmonds, and me!
Venue 20 is at 39 Ashdown Road, Worthing BN11 1DF, and it’s open 11am-5pm 17th/18th June, 24th/25th June and 1st/2nd July. You can see (and buy!) my knitted birds, book and knit kits every weekend, and I’ll be there on 17th June (in the afternoon, time TBC), 25th June 1pm-5pm and 1st July 1pm-5pm.
Here’s another project that I’ve finished, a knitted mallard duck. The pattern for this duck is in my book Knitted Birds!
The knitting pattern for my blue tits is in issue 118 of Let’s Knit magazine – if you’ve got your hands on a copy of my book Knitted Birds, you’ll know that there’s a blue tit pattern in there, too. Well, these are a little bit different to the original, like a blue tit 2.0! They have a different shape, and the markings are all made with intarsia knitting rather than embroidery. Hope you enjoy making them!
Spring is in the air and it’s the time of year that I love knitting little nests and eggs – they make lovely spring decorations for your home, or you can substitute the knitted eggs for chocolate ones, and you have the perfect Easter treat!
If you’d like to knit a nest and eggs, the pattern is in my book Knitted Birds, published by Search Press. There may also be a nest or two in my Etsy shop if they haven’t flown off to a new home already (not that nests can fly, but you know what I mean).
This little knitted blackbirds is still one of my favourites to knit – the pattern is in my book Knitted Birds, if you fancy making one yourself. At this time of year the blackbirds in my garden seem more friendly than usual and come right up to my feet some days, when I go out to top up the bird feeders. I throw them a handful of suet pieces onto the grass and then have to wait for them to finish, otherwise the seagulls come and eat it.
Come along and meet me and the knitted birds at Seeded in Southsea, Hampshire, and celebrate Yarn Shop Day! Yarn Shop Day is organised each year by Let’s Knit magazine and it’s a chance to connect and enjoy your local yarn shop – if you’re not near Southsea, check out Let’s Knit magazine’s listings of participating shops. There’s lots of special events, giveaways, workshops and free patterns (and cake) going on in local yarn shops all over the country. Anyway – I will be at Seeded from 11am – 3pm with the knitted birds and I will be signing copies of my book. There’ll be lots of other things going on at Seeded too – what better excuse to visit this fantastic, friendly yarn shop!