Following the Jean Greenhowe knitted nativity patterns, I created a handmadebysoo version of the ‘knitivity’ scene, which Anne has gifted to her great nieces for Christmas. Anne was kind enough to make a donation for the set to my favourite charity, the Nystagmus Network.


The life-sized seagull is complete!

Sea gull

I finished knitting J’s seagull today and now he stands proudly, preparing to call to his friends.  Mercifully, he is much quieter than the gulls outside.  I love his beady eyes, made from the tiniest vintage buttons, but for me the best part has to be his knobbly knees!

Eye, eye! I spy another knitted seagull!

For my ‘festival’ knitting project at the East Malling CAMRA beer and cider festival yesterday, I finally made a start on my latest knitting commission: a life sized knitted seagull for J.

The cider at the festival was, however, very good, so I’m afraid I didn’t get terribly far with the knitting.  I started at the top of the head and just got the eyes in place.

gull's eyes

With acknowledgement to Madmonkeyknits pattern no 467.