Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Blackbird, Blackbird, Singing in a Tree

Knitted blackbird from a pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska
Nick Penny is a very talented songwriter, who has written a beautiful children's song called Blackbird, Blackbird, Sitting in a Tree. There's an equally beautiful little video that he made for the song, and it stars my knitted blackbird!

Meet Brian the blackbird - he was knitted by Eleanor Gibson, using my pattern from Knitted Birds. She did a wonderful job! Watch the video on YouTube - it's a lovely children's sing-a-long song, and you get to enjoy Brian hanging out at the Oundle Great Yarn yarnbomb, and all sorts of pretty locations around the town and countryside.

Thanks Nick! I'm so happy you made this video, it is absolutely charming.

Check out Nick's website for more beautiful music, including Calling up the Dawn, a CD of harp, guitar, and birdsong.


  1. Oh my gosh! What a lovely song. The video is so sweet! Your blackbird certainly holds his own with the real blackbirds in the video. I love him enjoying the slide. Very sweet, clever, and imaginative!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I think it's wonderful... I love the slide part too. It's so magical seeing knitting come to life like this!