Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Phoenix knitting pattern

Here's my new bird knitting pattern - a phoenix. I wish the phoenix was a British bird, how lovely it would be to see these beauties blazing their way through the oak forests and blackberry thickets of this green and pleasant land.

Until that day comes, you can knit a phoenix of your very own - he's about 10 inches tall, not including the tail, which can be made as long and extravagant as you like. He's got posable wire feet and he is big enough to perch on your arm, or a branch. Mine is happily sitting on a bookcase next to my desk, and he hasn't set fire to anything yet.

He's knitted in the flat, on 4mm needles - you can buy the phoenix knitting pattern from my Etsy shop as an instant PDF download.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Wayne Kramer

Here's my knitted Wayne Kramer, legendary guitarist from the MC5. He's got a felt version of his trademark stars and stripes Fender guitar. First time I'd ever knitted flares, so that was a crafting milestone!

I'm going to be taking a break from dolls for a while so I can focus on birds for my book, but while I was making Wayne's frilly shirt it struck me that this is just the sort of shirt that a knitted Jon Pertwee Doctor Who would wear... and now I really want to make one. Why aren't there more knitting hours in the day?

Friday, 10 January 2014

Tufted ducks

Belated happy new year to you all - I have been working hard on new patterns for my Etsy shop, and my book of knitted birds, which is going to be published by Search Press next year. It's going to be a very exciting 2014 here at Knit for Victory.

Here's a couple of little knitted tufted ducks enjoying the new year sunshine and wondering who's going to be next off the needles. Clue: it's a bird, but not a British one.