Spring time is nest time!

blackbird in nest knitting pattern

Spring is a busy time of year for birds – time for nest building, then eggs, and then hungry chicks to feed. Don’t forget to keep feeding your garden birds, even though the weather is getting warmer. They’ll appreciate the extra help at this hectic time of year!

World Curlew Day

Curlew knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska

April 21st is World Curlew Day! Time to celebrate Europe’s largest wading bird, and to think of ways that we can help this beautiful bird with the haunting cry; sadly they are in serious decline.

I designed this curlew knitting pattern for RSPB Shetland who are going to be celebrating their local curlews with events and knitted curlews in May. On Shetland they are known as “whaaps”, so please meet Wendy the Whaap, the knitted curlew! If you’d like to knit Wendy, her pattern is available on Etsy, Ravelry and Love Knitting. She’s made from beautiful Shetland DK wool from Jamiesons of Shetland.

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