Would you like to know how I Big Garden Birdwatch? Look out for me and the knitted birds in the new RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch TV ad and you’ll be able to find out! (Bill the Pigeon hasn’t shut up about it yet, I think the fame has gone to his head – he’s on the front of the envelope that the Birdwatch pack is delivered in!).
What’s the Big Garden Birdwatch? For 40 years, the RSPB been asking us to count our garden birds for an hour, every January. Over half a million people regularly take part, creating an amazing amount of data which allows the RSPB to monitor bird numbers and see which species need help. It’s not just a great way to gather data about UK bird life, it’s also fantastic fun – take a look at the RSPB website to see the different ways that people do their Birdwatch – including me!
Watch the TV ad here, and sign up for your Birdwatch pack here. You’ll get a spotters chart, one of my blue tit knitting patterns, and much more!
Oh – and to celebrate my 1.5 seconds of fame, I’m offering 10% off all knit kits in my Etsy shop, until 31st December. No minimum purchase necessary, just enter the code BIRDWATCH at checkout.
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!
“You alright up there, Steve?” Pippa the Pied Wagtail and Steve the Chaffinch are off exploring the spring blossom.
“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.
I’m so glad that people are enjoying my bird knit kits – I’m working on more at the moment and will keep adding to the collection throughout the year! Here’s Bill the Pigeon, Jarvis Cockatiel and Sparky the Budgie.
Two knitted cockatiels, trying to put the world to rights.
It’s a new knitted bird! I’ve been working on this Kookaburra for the last week and am so pleased with how he turned out.
It’s really good to have someone help you with the paperwork at this time of year!