|Loren Cassin Sackett with Hawaiian Amakihi|
Loren's project at the Smithsonian involves studying the Hawaiian Amakihi (honeycreeper). Loren and her colleagues are working to find out why the Hawaiian Amakihi is resistant to avian malaria (more details here). She recently asked if I could create fingerless mittens featuring the Amakihi. I designed a pattern featuring 2-colored stranded color work, and I embroidered the beak, wing, eye and leg after finishing the mitten.
The pattern can be found here on Ravelry, here on Craftsy, or purchased directly here.