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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Little Birds

yarma 
A few weeks ago, I found the Bluebird of Happiness pattern on Ravelry.  I thought it was adorable (and it's free), so I downloaded it for later.  Since I wanted some quick, small projects after Camp Loopy, I made a couple of birds.  The top bird is made from some 100% wool worsted leftover from another project and the bottom bird is made from some of the leftover red Spud and Chloe Sweater.  In the pattern, the wings and the eye are worked as short rows, but I think the wing looks better if you don't pick up the wraps (the red one does not have the wraps picked up).  I didn't pick up wraps on either eye.  The other thing I discovered on the blue one and used on the red one, is to weave in the ends as I go - at least before I start the eye.  Then you can still get to the inside of the bird.  There are still ends to do at the end (maybe that's why they're called "ends") but there are only two if you get the rest ahead of time.  I'm going to make these notes on my project page so when I do another bird (and there will be more) I'll remember how to do it!

It's a cute, fast project that only uses a little bit of yarn.  These could be great tied onto Christmas presents in a few months!

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