I picked up this magazine on the weekend.
They looked cute and I thought the two birdies would be great as a little gift to put into the kids' Easter bags. So I knit the first one and this is how it turned out:
Even on my fingers it was big. Now granted I was using a slightly different gauge yarn, but when I did knit one in the right gauge yarn it still was big. The one on the right is the right gauge yarn. So I knew I was going to have to alter the pattern so it wasn't too bit for little fingers. You can see my first small finger puppet in the photo below.
I ended up casting on 14 stitches instead of the 24 and knitting 14 rows instead of 24 rows. I used Patons Canadiana yarn.
The beak was 4 rows by 4 rows.
The extra large pair I am keeping so when I Facetime the grand kids we can do the nursery rhyme together. I still have a couple more pairs to knit, but they knit up in no time flat.
Now the nursery rhyme these are for is:
Two Little Dicky Birds:
Two little dicky birds, sitting on a wall.
One called Peter, one called Paul.
Fly away Peter, fly away Paul.
Come back Peter, come back Paul.