With 2,5 mm DPN CO 60 st (4- ply sock yarn, 75% wool, 25% polyamide)
work 8 rows 1-1 ribbing
(change yarn to sock yarn, 50% merino, 50% silk)
in the next row: knit 14 - work a 32-stitch wide one-row-buttonhole (for the wings) - knit 14
keep working in the round in any desired (stretchy) pattern
If you are as far as to the budgie’s legs (thighs) make two holes for the legs (in this case: 6 cm)
knit 6 - 8-st wide one-row-buttonhole - knit 32 - 8-st wide one-row-buttonhole - knit 6
knit one or two more rounds of ribbing and bind off.