The red bird of angriness

Since I posted the first one, here’s the second. Please note that I don’t intend for there to be a third, and there is no way I would ever make these to sell.

He came out really cute-looking, I think. You can’t see the tail, but he has one.

The Kiddos agree: he’s angry, but cuddly.

(We ran the kids ragged this weekend, which is why Kiddo#4 looks exhausted.)

And he’s got plenty of friends to play with:

Now maybe I can get started on my Christmas knitting. (Trip to the yarn store tomorrow. Be afraid. Be very afraid.)


  1. Pat

    Adorable. And I am amazed that you are starting now to knit stuff for Christmas. I’m hoping I can knit something for *next* Christmas! Of course I’ve only been at this for a few weeks.

    By the way, thanks for the idea of donating knitted items to the homeless shelter. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that right away. No one in my family wears scarves!

    1. philangelus

      The scarf thing got me through a really rough patch a number of years back. It was soothing to make the scarves, and since we already had scarves, I asked Ivy where to send them. She suggested a charity which sent them to Mongolia. (They’ve since stopped taking them; I guess everyone in Mongolia is now warm.)

      Knitting took FOREVER at first. The projects I’ve got in mind for Christmas are fast ones, though. They look nice, but they’re relatively simple so they knit up quickly. My first knit scarf took…oh, three months? 🙂 When I meet someone who’s just learning to knit, I suggest their first project should be a bookmark, otherwise it’s soooo discouraging to knit for what feels like hours and only get an inch or two closer.

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