I'm not sure what to call this sweater- Bird in the Hand has already been taken by a pair of beautiful, and fairly famous mittens. Bird Folk? The Birds? Happy Bird-day? Though the bird motif originated along the Danube, in execution it looks a bit Peruvian (throw a llama in there, you'll see what I mean).
The chart was adapted from the old Dover book Charted Folk Designs for Cross-Stitch Embroidery, which I bought back when Dover books cost $2.50 (a looong time ago). It's probably out of print now, but it's a treasure trove with hundreds and hundreds of old charted folk designs (all copyright free). I referred to it extensively when I designed cross stitch back in the day. It comes in handy for stranded knitting too.
But regardless of title, this sweater is a stash-buster. I'm using whatever old yarns (from my own purchases, and left from several books) that I pull out of the bag/box in combos that appeal to me. It's going to be bright and goofy and fun. I think it'll be a v-neck pullover, but I'll leave the neck shaping until the end because I could change my mind on that.
Oh- the 16" circ to the right holds the sleeves. I'm knitting them tandem- which means both are cast on at the same time, with steeks between. When they're finished, I'll cut them apart, and seam them. I'll take pics.
Stats: Size 8 (5mm) needles, worsted weight yarn, body of sweater: 224 sts. Gauge: approx 5 sts=1". It'll be about 44" around (I like my sweaters roomy). I'm keeping this one.