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Old 12-16-2012, 01:41 PM   #11
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The chicken is fabulous and it was all that I hoped! We're all learning new things as we go. Thanks so much for posting the photo. Well done!
Well... you did ask. People have done some pretty amazing things (that I'm not NEARLY ready to attempt) with this pattern. There was one Fair Isle model that... beggars the imagination.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:09 PM   #12
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After I got finished I kept thinking about this fowl image. Did it take you long to pluck up the nerve to post it? Someone's gonna cry fowl over it. Maybe it should be in a penalty box for fowl play.

I want to see a Fowl Ball baseball chicken.

Is it possible to link to the Fair Isle Fowl?
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:15 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
After I got finished I kept thinking about this fowl image. Did it take you long to pluck up the nerve to post it? Someone's gonna cry fowl over it. Maybe it should be in a penalty box for fowl play.

I want to see a Fowl Ball baseball chicken.

Is it possible to link to the Fair Isle Fowl?
Well if I can ever get a decent photo of her, I'll post "Bantamime, The French Hen", which was a completely different (original) design. she doesn't play baseball though... as far as I know.

I found the Fair Isle chicken when I was looking for something else, and it's been a while back. But if you just Google "knitted chickens" it should show up in your results. If I can find it again I'll be sure to link to it.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:30 PM   #14
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OK I saw some Fair Isle chickens but really kind of like this one even though it's not fair at all maybe. http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/09/knitted-meat/
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:40 AM   #15
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OK I saw some Fair Isle chickens but really kind of like this one even though it's not fair at all maybe. http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/09/knitted-meat/
Oh my. Now that's clever...

This is the one I was thinking of:
http://ellemennop.wordpress.com/tag/chicken/
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Oh my. Now that's clever...

This is the one I was thinking of:
http://ellemennop.wordpress.com/tag/chicken/
A blue ribbon chicken. I saw that one or one very much like it but not with a blue ribbon. Did you see this thread? http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=111294 Chickens may seem a bit odd but that's just bizarre. I'm thinking I might try a chicken....someday. Do you intend to do more?
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:46 AM   #17
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A blue ribbon chicken. I saw that one or one very much like it but not with a blue ribbon. Did you see this thread? http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=111294 Chickens may seem a bit odd but that's just bizarre. I'm thinking I might try a chicken....someday. Do you intend to do more?
I did see the Sasquatch Man Cozy... jeez! That's a lot of stash.

I've already done another chicken, but it was my own design and looked nothing like these two. As soon as I can get a decent photo of it I'll post it. As for future knit poultry, who can say? They're definitely a niche item. A friend at work who knits and crochets says I should mount an exhibit. I'm not sure how much interest there would be for a knit chicken show. But then again, I wouldn't have thought this would work either:
http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/rep...nt?oid=3093245

We HAD to go see this show. I mean, c'mon... a tractor cozy?? Never mind that, a building cozy! Once you know about that you HAVE to see it. It's a rule. Fortunately the gallery is only a mile or so from where I work.
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Hmmmmmmmmmm.
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This is so adorable! Great work, too! Love the helmet!
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UPDATE
The Hockey Chicken was a rousing success, though I think my son was more taken with it than my grandson (who was enthralled by the Play-Do Pizza Oven he'd just gotten). And I got a message from them last night that he now has an official name (the chicken, not my grandson): Sir Stanley Cluck.

Somehow I think my DIL was behind that one. I can see her dubbing the chicken with one of my son's autographed hockey sticks or something. Must've been quite the scene.

Or maybe not.
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