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Monday, September 08, 2008

yellow bird

Here's my first attempt at a bird toy. I'm pretty happy with her! The next one will have a wider tail and then I want to make some with color work. She's an easy knit for a knitter, but maybe too much for a beginning knitter. I tried a couple of super super easy bird shapes but they didn't please me. One attempt was a finger puppet that I think would work in finer yarn.

The alley cat that protects us from other critters is eyeing us very suspiciously! I tried to get the bird closer to kitty but she wouldn't allow it. Oh well.

And check out these moon jellies that we saw this weekend at the aquarium. Amazing! Ethereal! Mysterious!


Poethead said...

The bird is a sweetheart! Did you name her? Love the jellyfish!

Anonymous said...

The bird is so cute! As for jellyfish - they are so magical, aren't they? (Sidenote: I was so inspired by the jellyfish at the Monterey Aquarium the other year that I made a jellyfish costume for Halloween that year. ha!)

Denise Gallagher said...

I love your little bird!
And I might just have to do a jellyfish illustration now...

thanks for your kind comment!


Tink said...

Love all birds... these days, they are the only wildlife I get to constantly see in this world, such blessings! Great.

Gracie said...

I love these moon jellies, if you take a boat out into the canals out there, you will also see the moon jellies.
You took a great photo, I'll have to show you ours. In one of them christy is holding one. She scooped it right up. I looked like a little glob of vasoline.

Mary Jane said...

what a beautiful birdie! and wondrous jellyfish too.

Cristina said...

I think the bird is fantastic as is. With ribbons attached to the tail, it would make a toy to throw.

Jules Knoblock said...

Hey I love the bird! He looks kind of sneaky ;)