I do hope that my blog post title makes sense, although I have ended up with more than just Three Little Birds.
The plain white bird is made with a wool with a bit of sparkle, although I found it hard to bring this out in the photo. I decided to let this bird be very simple, and let the shape and wool speak for themselves. On the yellow bird I have just added a bit of embroidery. I am really looking forward to seeing what others make from my pattern, as for a Christmas bird beads and sequins would also look great.
I concentrated really hard on getting the shape of the bird just right. I tried to make an elegant, 3-dimensional bird. It is an easy knit, with just three flat pieces. The pattern contains instructions for plain birds, or Fair Isle ones. I think the Fair Isle ones are really Christmassy, and the pattern contains my Fair Isle chart, and a blank chart so you can have a go at making up your own Fair Isle version.
You will see that on some of my birds I have added wire legs, while on others I have used a hanging cord. I haven't worked with wire before, so found making the legs a bit of a fiddle, although I think it does make the birds more realistic. My husband made the hanging stick for me with a branch of our apple tree. The choice is yours.
One of my cats certainly was transfixed with these birds.