Monday, January 15, 2024

Calliope Hummingbird


When I was in Glacier National Park last summer for my residency, I was lucky enough to spot a Calliope Hummingbird off the porch of my cabin on Lake McDonald. The brilliant fuschia-colored throat and teal body were eye-catching. So I knit a wing-span shawl inspired by that hummingbird. I have started publishing the patterns I create from Glacier as I finish them, so this one is on Ravelry now too. 

From the pattern: Glacier National Park, take note of its vibrant gorget.  A gorget is a patch of colored feathers found on the throat of male hummingbirds. Gorgets are typically iridescent. and the Calliope sports a beautiful fuschia patch that can be seen even when he is flitting about the park. This artwork and pattern was produced as Artist-in-Residence at Glacier National Park. 

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