A little while ago I wrote about knitted birds for Christmas. A friend of mine especially likes cardinals and I wanted to knit her one. I even bought the pattern. However, I was not very happy that it seemed like I had to buy an entire hank of gold yarn to knit a little, bitty gold beak. Then I noticed a drawing and did some investigation. Cardinals' beaks are red! I don't have to buy gold yarn.
Best piece of news I've had in a while. Now all I have to worry about is attaching the eye, without the little white felt circle since the bird obviously doesn't have that either.