Saturday, 12 May 2018

New blog!

My blog has outgrown its nest here, so I've decided to migrate! Find my new blog at and keep up with the knitted birds and their new adventures on my new website.

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


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