To mark Curlew Crisis month, you can download my Wendy the Curlew knitting pattern for free, via a code on the RSPB website! If you knit Wendy, don’t forget to use the hashtag #curlewcrisis so everyone can see your creations!
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!
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.
Did you know that a chaffinch has an incredibly loud song, and you may well hear him before you see him? So if you’re out and about and you hear some high-volume tweeting, it may well be Steve the Chaffinch!
“Looks like that funny white stuff has melted – does that mean it’s spring now?” The knitted rats are hopeful…
So it looks like we may have snow forecast for tomorrow – time to cosy up with a cup of tea and some knitting! These knitted budgies are staying warm and happy inside so they can watch the snow through the window.
Here’s Pippa the Pied wagtail, looking forward hopefully to spring – feels like it’s just around the corner!
Beneduck Cumberquack is getting ready for spring!
I knitted Bill the pigeon a girlfriend – her name is Coo!