I knitted an Arctic tern! Arctic terns are amazing birds. They have a longer migration than any other animal, from the Arctic to the Antarctic!
The tern is for the bird yarns project
, highlighting the changing migration patterns of seabirds. The pattern was written by Deirdre Nelson, and the yarn was a rich aran blue faced leicester supplied from Ardalanish. You had to knit the bird & then add a beak, legs & feet, with a request to use recycled materials where possible.
For the beak I used a cotton bud (a q-tip) and covered it in some fabric from some old holey tights! The legs were from disposable razors, that I cut to size. I then knitted leg warmers, using embroidery thread and 2.75mm needles (9 stitches in the round). The feet were made from a margarine lid, covered in felt.
I'm not sure Arctic terns & guinea pigs are friends!
My birdie is now migrating off to join the flock at Toberamory on the Isle of Mull