One of the advantages of working at the Library is being able to enjoy reading and looking at the illustrations in children's picture books. I recently checked out The Cow That was the Best Moo-ther by Andy Cutbill and illustrated by Russell Ayto.
I fell in love with the chickens in this book and got to work...with my knitting needles.
Here's a sneak peak of my chicken rendition. He needs a waddle to look more like a chicken.
The chicken legs were made by knitting an i-cord. Take a look at the anatomically correct chicken feet. The G crochet hook came in handy.
That is all I can show you of this chicken work in progress. So far I'm pleased with the work.
This little eggplant color wee owl was created and made for a friend's graduating daughter.
This sweet mustard color owl with the rust color beak and talons makes me smile. He is a tad chunkier than the graduation wee owl. He is also two toned. It has not been adopted yet. When I give away my owls they come with an Adoption Certificate.
This little brown owl sports button eyes. To add charm I enhanced his body and wings using the duplicate stitch.
I have tweaked Amy Gaine's bird pattern and come up with this cute knitted bird design. This bird was made using my favorite cotton yarn: I Love This Cotton.
Blue bird sitting pretty on twig nest.
The final touches to the chicken will be completed soon......I also need to think of a name for my first chicken creation.