Neatly Nested

Adorable and cheerful as they are, handmade softies tend to accumulate in mass amounts around here if left unchecked. Multiplying mysteriously throughout the course of a month, it seems as though they spring forth out of the ether, entirely of their own accord. There’s no stopping this home invasion, but there are certainly worse problems to worry about. When space is at a premium and not another square inch can be spared, at least this particular close-knit family of featherless fowl is happy to accommodate.

Nesting within each other like plush matryoshka dolls, no actual nest is required for them to call any place home. Luckily for them and their hosts, even the smallest spaces can comfortably contain all four, right down to the tiny eggling still waiting to hatch. No matter what, you can rest assured that it will be kept very warm!

[The Nesting Birds knitting pattern can be found on page 45 of Huge & Huggable Mochimochi: 20 Supersized Patterns for Big Knitted Friends by Anna Hrachovec.]

19 thoughts on “Neatly Nested

  1. I wish I were a knitter so I could make some. I did, however, enjoy seeing your teapots and matryoshkas. Our younger daughter collects the latter, I the former. :-)

    Stay warm!


  2. I can knit but I fear my abilities wouldn’t run to anything as gorgeous as your little crew. Love your teapots and babooshka dolls by the way. What an artistic girl you are and a savy collector as well :). That’s a great idea to get your collectables to integrate…I am thinking about how I am going to get my potted plants to follow suite…

  3. I absolutely love these! I need to start keeping some of my knitting and crochet creations for myself. They tend to go to my nephews and niece and I’d kind of like a little amigurumi friend of my own :)

  4. What a wonderful problem, not enough space for all your adorable creations! All my crafty stuff has gotten dusty and rusty since I managed to reproduce myself.

    In your photo, it’s really neat how the middle shelf is in focus and the top and bottom are all bokeh’d out. Did you do that while shooting, or in processing afterward? Thanks!

    1. Thank you! I’m so happy you noticed that, too; sometimes I wonder if all my attention to the tiny details really makes an appreciable impact. In this case, the effect is one I owe to Photoshop, but only because I lack the budget for a proper tilt-shift lens. It’s nothing more than the “field blur” filter, but you could achieve something similar with a graduated gaussian blur on the top and bottom of the frame.

  5. Get out! Hannah, these are so freakin’ adorable! How do you find time to make such precious knits amongst all your other projects? Are you by any chance on Ravelry? If you are, my username is “PinkTheory”.

  6. They’re just lovely. I am in awe of anyone remotely crafty (let alone that can master field blur too!)

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