I loved working on the Angry Birds pig pattern. I loved working on it so much that I had to jump in and do my favorite of all the angry birds... the goldfinch (yellow bird).
Lucky for me, that order of safety eyes that I needed to complete a few special orders of gumdrop mice arrived after I started working on the angry goldfinch -- so there was really no guilt on my part.
The goldfinch has probably been one of the hardest designs I've worked on in a while. Usually, I just have a feeling about the proportions and things come out right. The goldfinch that you're looking at in the pictures here is my third attempt.
I just could NOT get the distance between the beak and the top of the head right on the first two trials. Needless to say, my daughter has a couple more crocheted toys. I found this one in her play house this morning...
I love the fact that the bird is sitting on her stove, next to an open, empty egg carton (don't worry -- I gave her the egg carton to play with after the eggs were removed). It makes me think that my daughter share more of a kinship with the green pigs than with the angry birds!