My knitted flamingo

I have a thing for flamingos. Besides golden retrievers (and dogs in general), they are my favorite animal. Really I just love birds, but flamingos in particular are pretty awesome. A few months ago I pinned the cutest knitted flamingo with the note/caption “Someone make this for meeeee.”

I can’t knit to save my life, so I had no hope of completing this task. I also had no expectation that anyone would actually make me this flamingo.


This past weekend my grandparents were down to celebrate my dad’s birthday and Becky (my grandma) hands me a gift bag out of the blue. What do I pull out of the bag!?!?! Well, I’m sure you can guess by now.

MY VERY OWN FLAMINGO! (His name is George.)

IT IS SO STINKING CUTE. She asked her friend to make it for me. Talk about a pro knitter. Do I have the nicest grandma with the nicest, most talented friends or what!?

This friendly flamingo was the perfect pick-me-up, too. The hubby and I had to unexpectedly buy a new dishwasher because our rather new one started smoking each time we used it. Stupid dishwasher. But who can mourn the loss of a dishwasher when this adorable flamingo is near by?!

Nobody, that’s who.

I brought George to work and he sits on my desk.

He also has his very own moustache so he can fit in when my coworkers and I do our French moustache laughs (yes, this happens often).

If you’d like to take a stab at making your very own knitted flamingo,  hop on over to to download the free pattern.

Happy Friday!