A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

Art Nest

For every bird a nest.

This knitted nest is hopeful and positive.

While the nest may have emptied out, it holds so many new possibilities.

Who would have thought you could knit a nest?

Have you leave weeds on the ground to mulch?  If you have, you might have seen robins, on a hot day, pick up some of those weeds to build a nest.  I have never seen a look of more gratitude than from that robin.

If you knit, crochet, or a fiber crafter, try placing leftover tidbits of your yarn in suet cases

and place out for the birds to soften their nests.

String, tissue, and thin strands of material would work magic too.  I imagine all those orphaned birds would love your good deed.  It is the most gorgeous creation and I’m never too tired of looking at ’em.

I have been mindlessly knitting away at these nests, designed by Julie Weisenberger.

Super decorative yet functional.

I was racing to get ’em knitted up and shipped out

so didn’t have time to “stage” for other practical uses such as holders for candies, airplants, trinkets, knitting notions…

even photograph props for babies in an enlarged version.

It’s so fun to stretch and shape each one of them uniquely.

I did eight of ’em in Size 7 needles.  Each nest uses 5.5 to 9 grams of recycled hemp yarn.

For a more open, airy, organic effect, I knitted two in Size 8 needles and “hard” stretched ’em opened.

I hope you love these amazing nests in recycling hemp yarn as much as I did.

Be sure to have a towel on your lap when knitting with rope-like yarn.

Check the nests out in person at Twisted if you are in Portland area. It would be a wonderful holiday decoration with endless possibilities.

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)


Comments on: "Art Nest" (1)

  1. Knitting a nest. Now how cool is that!

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