Between the eternity that it took the chicken yarn to get here and the Easter Bunny Making Frenzy*, I finished the rooster just last night.
He was worth the wait.
Now it’s time to type up the chicken pattern! This is the first time I have ever made a for-pay pattern, so I think it would be a good idea if some willing individuals give it a try before I demand money for it. Is anybody up for some test knitting?
I am especially happy with his tail feathers.
I will not lie to you, this pattern is fiddly. Knitting in the round, grafting and i-cord making are required. This is not a beginning knitter’s toy pattern. Test knitters need about 120 yards of some kind of worsted (that is being generous, I’ll be more exact on the next chicken), and then a small amount of two other colors. One is for the feet and beak and the other for the comb and wattle (and i-cord for the rooster tail). And some stuffing (I do not recommend breadcrumbs for this particular chicken). The only thing I can offer guinea pigs in return is a pretty, lazar printed, finished pattern in a nice plastic sleeve. I think I only need two or three people, so please let me know if you are interested.
In non-toy knitting (I swear it still happens), the V-neck has made zero progress although the last cold snap happened last night. I also need to get serious about my youngest cousin’s graduation socks. I’ve picked chocolate Lorna’s Laces and wound it. Now I just need to pick a pattern. I’ve got a little more than a month. I hope this doesn’t interfere with my Kitten Knitting and the half finished bear in my basket.
*Toy sales this month have netted $25 for BARC** and a pair of sandals for Ellie. My start-up expenses have been recouped (reCOOPed hahaha) so I think this counts as a venture worthy of reinvestment.
**I send $5 from each sale to our local Humane Society.
I’ve got my Test Knitters! Thank you so much!