Thursday, January 5, 2012

Here chick chick chick

Hopeful eyes perceive the light
Where other eyes see only night.

I’m going to immediately defend myself by saying....yes I will make ‘grown up’ stuff, but not just yet. Again, with the help of my fine feathered friend Heather, I have had to make these deliciously gorgeous chicks.
Heather has lent me some of her magazines to use in my obsession desire to make toys. In the Australian Country Threads (Vol 9, No 10), there are a heap of other animals to make....horses, pigs etc. In another magazine, Handmade (Vol.20, No.2) there is a sheep pattern and I used this to make some cows.
I still need to put some fluff or wool on the top of their heads. One is coming to live at my library and I’m going to name her Julie.....for affectionate reasons. As I didn’t have any cord to make the legs, I have just used the cow material and sewn 4 legs with knots at the ends for hooves.

I went to the shops yesterday and found some baby wool that I simply had to have. I will be knitting for babies coming in April/May so I really needed to have some boy and girl colours on hand. I found a ball of 8ply baby wool, which is very soft to knit with.

With warmth and laughter I share this photo of one of my bantam hens. You would not believe me unless you saw a photo. I have put 2 go kart tyres in the chook yard and not long after I started to find eggs inside them. Not believing that the chooks could fit or would lay eggs in the tyres, I sprung them one day. I laughed.
How's it going sneaky eye?

On our way back from a trip to the city yesterday, we noticed the weather change very suddenly, it became very windy. In a matter of 20 minutes we had a sudden hail storm and down pour of rain. The wind is starting up again just now and I’m wondering what we have in store for us. I might take this opportunity to sign off and check it out.

Kind regards, Anita.

5 comments:

Karen said...

Your little chicks are adorable. Do you have a nest for them?
And of course the cows are gorgeous. Perfect fabric for them.
I didn't know there was 8 ply baby wool.
Love the chook in the tyre. they remind of the way cats try to sqeeeze into all sorts of places.
Don't sent that weather to us, please!

webbsway said...

O How Precious those little cows are! I love the yarn - it looks like so much fun -can't wait to see what you attempt to transform them into.

Of course I Love the chooks! I have some too and they are so funny.The other day I was out in the pasture feeding some of them and I heard one screaming at the top of its lungs - HELP ME- HELP ME! So I boogied on down closer to the house.

The screams seemed to be coming from under a junk car and I could not see up under it because of the way the vehicle had sunk down into the ground. I was making lots of noise stomping around and fussing . I had just bent down trying to figure out how to do anything when all of a sudden a pretty head poked out from under the car and a wing came out like a human would bring an arm out to pull yourself out -then pretty poke-a-dots and it took off RUNNINg across the yard . It was a Coopers Hawk- I think a young bird because the next day I caught him working on a deer skeleton . He was all the way up inside of it eating. And , as the hawk ran off - the rooster crawled out from under the vehicle too -ruffled his feathers and went on about his business-like he thought ,"well, why did it take you so long"????? LOL

Val said...

The chicks are very cute. I like them all together like that. The cows are cute too. It is surprising how much character some chickens have.

nellie1951 said...

hello Anita, I love your rooster Raymond ,i'm a big big fan of Rooster,s and Raymond touch my heart can you please tell where I can buy this rooster pattern my email is diazpfam@msn.com my name is Nellie thank you Anita

nellie1951 said...

hello Anita, I love your rooster Raymond ,i'm a big big fan of Rooster,s and Raymond touch my heart can you please tell where I can buy this rooster pattern my email is diazpfam@msn.com my name is Nellie thank you Anita

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