25 Days of Handmade Ornaments, Day 12: Vulture

Vulture Ornament

Yet another quick & easy creature, knit up in brown tapestry yarn with #3 (3.25 mm) needles. Pattern from the book Mini Knitted Safari by Sachi Ishii. The vulture is knit flat and seamed. I followed the pattern except for the beak, which I picked up stitches from the head and improvised. Eye is stitched with a scrap of black yarn. Vultures are fascinating birds, particularly in their ability to consume bacteria that would kill most other birds and mammals. Read more about their unique microbiome here.

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