How about a brown chicken?

My friend Angeluna is a special lady. She’s one of those people who makes me feel rather normal in my love of yarn. In fact, one day, she bailed me out when I really, really needed a yarn fix. (It’s a long, involved PayPal-related to story. It’s sufficient to say that she was the first person I thought of when I realized that I needed a funded PayPal account and couldn’t get my account upgraded for that feature.) She’s very generous with everyone, but she really bailed me out. Thanks to her, I got the yarn that I wanted.

So when she hinted that she wanted a brown chicken, who was I to refuse her?

Angeluna’s chicken

For some reason, I had far more issues with this guy then I should have. I had one beak already made, but it didn’t contrast well with the brown. Then I made another in a different color. That looked bad too. So I made a yellow one. That one didn’t felt evenly and looked like someone had socked him in the beak. So I made another.

I guess it would help if I wasn’t such a perfectionist, but I really, really wanted it to be knock-dead cute. Angeluna deserves that much!

If you’re wondering, the body of the chicken is made from KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in Amber Heather. I really, really love the richness of the colors. Rather than a matte brown, it came out with subtle flecks of different shades of brown. It’s absolutely lovely and perfect for a brown chicken.

12 thoughts on “How about a brown chicken?

  1. Angeluna

    Oh WOW!! My little brown chick is the best little chick ever! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I can’t believe you are churning these little cuties out at such a phenomenal rate. Are you hand felting them?

  2. Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns

    Right, now I’m jealous! What does Angeluna have that I don’t? (Apart from a chicken and your undying gratitude… .oh, guess I just answered my own question).

    And I have realised with a shock of horror that although I got the Molly Weasley Sleeves pattern way back in MAY, the book launch is almost upon us… Can I get them done in time? May I hook along with you? (Hook up with you? Would that give an extra current of energy?) OK, socks to the side, I’d better start Molly Weasley… Thanks for the push.

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