There's a red cardinal who has become my friend. He let me watch him and sang/spoke, so now I know what their song is. There used to be a female who watched me through my kitchen window. They inspired this bird mask.
Masked balls, Mardi Gras, Halloween, cosplay, this imaginative mask will fit many imaginative occasions. It lends itself to embellishment and many colors.
The smaller, child size, makes a lovely neckpiece as well as a mask.
The pattern includes a recipe for homemade fiber stiffener, as an alternative to commercial products.
12" x 8"/30.5cm x 20.3cm
1.5 oz/42.5 g worsted weight yarn
Gauge 4 rows/5 sc = 1"
10" x 6"/25.4cm x 15.24cm
0.8oz/22.7g DK weight yarn
Gauge 6 rows/6 sc = 1"/25.4mm
approx 1 yard/1m
wire cutters, pliers
Ribbon/ lace for ties
Beads/jewels for bird eye embellishments
Long, long ago, far, far away, when the subway cost a quarter and the corner drugstore was also an ice cream parlor where a little girl sipped vanilla egg creams, her mother, who made her wonderful clothes, showed her how to crochet. Her father taught her how to solder and make a tuner.