The Pigeons have Landed!

Update: The Tiny Perching Pigeon Party was featured in Londonist! (Thanks, m@!)

I just had the best time making Tiny Perching Pigeons with Stitch London!


About 40 London knitters turned out to this evening’s Tiny Perching Pigeon Party at St James’ Park. I was wowed by how many brought multiple pigeons already finished, and all the many variations were a riot to see.


After a couple of hours of knitting and chatting, we all paraded over to Trafalgar Square with our feathered friends to replace the pigeons that were chased out a few years ago. (Feeding them is now banned in the square and surrounding areas.) No one seemed to object to our temporary flock of cuties, fortunately—although we certainly got the attention of some tourists.


Once in place, the pigeons all got their picture taken by the group.




After the photo shoot, most knitters took their birds home to cozy captivity. I’m planning to set a few of my own free in the city and in other parts of England that my mom and I travel to this week.

Thank you to everyone who made pigeons and contributed to this fun display of knitted cuteness in all shapes and sizes. And a HUGE thank-you to Deadly Knitshade and Stitch London for arranging the pigeon-perfect party!

10 thoughts on “The Pigeons have Landed!

  1. I am absolutely green with envy!! Looks like a very happy crowd and the results are fantastic!!

  2. So it’s you we have to thank for the amazing weather we are having. You charmed the sun out to take a look at the pigeons. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay here in the UK. It looks like you got off to a good start.

  3. Love it! I had no idea they’d gotten rid of the pigeons in Trafalgar Square – glad to see you guys replaced them! ;)

  4. looks like blast! can’t wait to start on a pigeon of my own.

    and glad to see a few male knitters out there in london too!

  5. I LOVE your pigeon landing! They can’t keep your cute ones away. Glad you’re having fun!

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