|Caterpillars are so last year...|
|A sheep knitting, not something you see every day...|
|One knitting bird, complete with knitting...|
Now the body was looking ok I needed a head - at first I thought like the prototype I'd knit it but then remembered a handknit bag I'd knitted already and no longer used; it was perfect for reshaping into that long round shape and had different colours front and back. On went the head, pushed into the neck of the cardi and again stuffed with itself. A scarf (made from a discarded piece of picture knitting left behind from a previous art project) helped to give the head/neck a bit of support. For that look of intense concentration I knitted a nice yellow beak, attached a couple of wooden button eyes on ovals of felt and the bird itself was complete.
|Don't disturb me I'm knitting...|
|Echoing the National Trust's advertising approach...|
|From prototype knitting sheep to my finished knitting bird complete with message!|
|The 'knitty gang' so far (caterpillar and reindeer are absent friends)...|
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