4.25.2009

Chickens Are Coming!

Has everyone seen this adorable Knit Chickens pattern by Susan B. Anderson?
The first time I saw it pop up on Ravelry, I fell in love.
I knew that some funky brightly colored chickens needed to have a place in my daughters knitted toy collection.
So recently I started the first chicken. This will be the "Mama chicken".
(I have a whole family planned here.)
Here is a "strange-in progress-What the heck IS that thing-picture" for you.

I worked on it some more last night. I realized that the poor little chickens head was cockeyed
and off center from its chicken body so I had to rip out and redo.
Such a pain. But now it looks correct.
I was so intently knitting this chicken last night that when I looked up at the clock it was 2 AM!
Its crazy what chicken knitting will do to a person!

9 comments:

Pretty Knitty said...

I will second that. It IS crazy! But, your chicken is really coming along!

AudKnits said...

This will certainly be a cheerful chicken, and a favorite in your daughter's collection of Exceedlingly Cute Knitted Critters. It looks like fun!

Poethead said...

Oh, I love that chicken pattern!! I can't wait to see yours. What yarn are you using?

Dana KBS said...

Ah yes, the "one-more-row/round-I-just-have-to-see-how-this-comes-out" syndrome. I know it well.

knitnotions said...

I looked at the photo before reading the description- thought "It's a ha-no, mitte-no, not that either. What IS that thing?!"

I'm sure it will be an ADORABLE chicken! Can't wait to see what it looks like finished!

Cool Midwest Mom said...

I can't wait to buy this and make it for my daughter! Thank you for extending the sizes from infant to toddler. So many cute patterns out there stop at 24 months. Ugh! I'm so glad you are thinking of us knitting mommies with older babies. :-)

Angie said...

I haven't seen the chicken pattern but I look forward to seeing your family when you get it finished. I'm sure your daughter will love them. :)

Gramma Jewel said...

I've had the knit chickens in my favorites on Ravelry for awhile now. Totally adorable! Love the colors you chose...

LauraKCald said...

i saw it when it was finished and it was cute. well done. you must really like knitting for your daughter and her cousin.
THE CHICKENS ARE COMING, THE CHICKENS ARE COMING