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?
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.