I thought it was appropriate to post this now since it's a national holiday here in the USA. Maybe not quite as appropriate as it would be say for the 4th of July, but I didn't want to wait that long to introduce him. Or them.
This fellow is a direct result of a request from my good pal, Tunie, who now lives in Australia. We were discussing how much both of our husbands like eagles and she told me that I should design one in my "spare" time. In any event, I took it on as a challenge and I was surprised at how quickly it came to me.
Now, normally I would also have a matching pattern for a bib, but you'll notice that I didn't do one this time. I thought this guy looked a little stern and I don't usually associate eagles with babies, so I decided to skip it. However, if you want to make a bib, it would be really easy to just swap out the pattern with one of my bib patterns that have 37 stitches. Probably eighty percent of my patterns use the same stitch and row count so it wouldn't be difficult.
I call the pattern "The Eagle has Landed" and you can grab the pdf file from the sidebar or by clicking here.