Thank you for your comments on Aada... It did take a long time to finish!
I have had birds on my mind lately. I think it comes with the season, when the sun shines, the birds chirp even though it is cold. April is just around the corner, it will bring lots of changes and migrating birds will start appearing. Cheerful times ahead even though April is my least favorite month of the year: it is so hard to keep up with the constant changes, one day there is the spring and then the next, it is all winter again.
I have had this desire to make a beautiful, happy bird. Something that would make me feel all good and warm and in love with the project. So far it has not happened but I will show you the process pictures. At this point, I am exhausted with the idea and will need to put it to rest. I have given this so many days, and nothing seems to work, so I know the idea is not thought through and I will just make myself tire of the whole thing, if I stubbornly keep at it. So no more birds for a few days but let's look at where I have been. I would like to say, I have wasted time, but I am sure this is not the case. I know, that at some point, the bird will come back to me, hopefully the idea is so ready then, that I just need to make it, but I am not quite there yet.
First I knitted this yellow bird.
I like the head, the hat and the beak but the rest, I am not sure.
How I became sure of the head, is the reason, that I knitted one with shorter beak and it does not have the same charm.
I played with the embroidery, but it is not right and I cannot see where it is going off. I set aside the knitting needles, took out some fabric, and made this one.
At this point, I was getting a little bit tired and you can see it in the picture of the bird. When it was done, I felt that it was a self portrait, and that the bird is saying "Ars longa, vita brevis, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum, iudicium difficile". I think I might add the words there.
I set aside the fabrics and picked up the crochet hook. I have this so far, and I am afraid it will never hatch, I am not sure of the wings (if, then maybe fabric) and I don't know what to do with the feet, with or without toes.
This is all I have been up to. Lots but then not much to talk about. This of course makes me a bit frustrated and I think I will need to clean my desk and work area and at the same time, I will sort out my head and tuck away all the birds.
Hope you have a good week,
Wool with you,