Saturday, 21 April 2018

World Curlew Day

Curlew knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska
April 21st is World Curlew Day! Time to celebrate Europe's largest wading bird, and to think of ways that we can help this beautiful bird with the haunting cry; sadly they are in serious decline.

I designed this curlew knitting pattern for RSPB Shetland who are going to be celebrating their local curlews with events and knitted curlews in May. On Shetland they are known as "whaaps", so please meet Wendy the Whaap, the knitted curlew! If you'd like to knit Wendy, her pattern is available on Etsy, Ravelry and Love Knitting. She's made from beautiful Shetland DK wool from Jamiesons of Shetland.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Beautiful birdie knit kits

bird knitting kit by Nicky Fijalkowska
Thanks so much for all the lovely feedback you've been giving me about my bird knit kits - it's all very much appreciated!

"Beautiful, well presented kit which will be a gift. It looks excellent and such a friendly seller. Thank you very much."

"Super fast delivery and great kit! I'm a knitting newbie but spent my whole Saturday crafting Sparky and I'm already looking at new wool for another one. Perfect, thank you!"

I'm so happy that people are enjoying knitting Jeff the Gull, Beneduck Cumberquack, Sparky the Budgie and the rest of the knit kit family. I'm going to be working on some new designs over the coming months, along with a very special kit that's a bit different from my usual ones - will be able to reveal all soon!

Monday, 12 March 2018

Steve the Chaffinch

Chaffinch knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska
Did you know that a chaffinch has an incredibly loud song, and you may well hear him before you see him? So if you're out and about and you hear some high-volume tweeting, it may well be Steve the Chaffinch!

Easter Chickens

Easter chickens knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska
You may remember these two Easter lovelies from Let's Knit magazine last year - little Easter chickens which are just big enough to hide a Creme Egg inside. Well, they're now available as a free download from Let's Knit. Simply register and then you can download your free Easter chickens knitting pattern! Have fun!

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Rats

rat knitting pattern
"Looks like that funny white stuff has melted - does that mean it's spring now?" The knitted rats are hopeful...

Monday, 26 February 2018

Cosy knitted budgies

Budgie parakeet knitting kit and knitting pattern
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.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch


It was the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch last weekend - time to take an hour to watch the birds in your garden, park, or local area - and enjoy a cup of tea (and in my case, a badly-made flapjack) while tallying up all the feathered visitors to your patch.

I was happy this year because all of my garden regulars turned up during my hour on Saturday morning - apart from a wren, who occasionally visits. So this year's visitor list was as follows: goldfinches, greenfinches, sparrows, starlings, pigeons, blue tits, great tits, a robin, a collared dove, a dunnock, and a herring gull! Great fun to do, and all the results help the RSPB monitor the UK's bird population over the years. If you'd like to register for next year's one, visit the RSPB website.
Blue tit and blackbird knitting patterns

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Bird knit kits

Bird knit kits by Nicky Fijalkowska
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.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Let's Knit Eric and Pablo!

Flamingo and toucan knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska
These two trouble makers are yours to knit if you pick up a copy of the current issue of Let's Knit magazine! (March 2018). Meet Eric the flamingo and Pablo the toucan - both easy, fun knits to cheer up a wintery day with some colourful birdie cuddles!

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Bill the Pigeon

Pigeon knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska

Pigeon knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska

Coo! Here's Bill the Pigeon - he's here to tell you that his pigeon knitting pattern and pigeon knit kit are now available in my Etsy shop, so you can knit a flock of Bills of your very own! The pattern is available as an instant download and the knit kit contains everything that you need to knit Bill, apart from needles - you also get a cute Pigeon Club badge!

Pigeon knitting kit by Nicky Fijalkowska