Remember the post I wrote last January 5th? You do?! You don’t.
Well, just type in “twelve knits” up in that search box up on the right
to refresh your memory . . . I’ll just wait here a minute while you do
Yes, I started knitting—-and now I have all twelve of those drummer
boys ready to circle my tree. (HA HA HA) Wishful thinking.
What I really have is kind of a mess:
That orange thing on the right is obviously a claw . . .with the directions in case you want to make one, too–
So, we need some claws, and we need one of these
In fact, by following these directions, we will have three:
They’re COMBS, silly. Now, what would we need claws and combs for?
Yes, chickens! Or more to the point, three French hens!
I’ve been sort of working on these since last January. I ran into a snafu
when I didn’t have the right size crochet hook. You knit the little parts
of the hen’s main body, and wings, but then you add all the details by
crocheting claws, combs, beaks, feathers, etc.
I couldn’t believe it–I had any size but the right one. So one day
last February, I drove about 20 miles to a darling little knitting
store expressly to treat myself to a size D crochet hook.
Ouch! the price, but it is a darling hook–see photo:
That was in February. Months passed by and soon it was November.
I decided I’d better get going on the three French hens and finish them
up for Christmas–they’re a gift. And . . .couldn’t find the new hook!
Can you believe it? Stymied for a couple of weeks—where would I
have put it? To make a long story short (too late) I found it with the
OTHER crochet hooks and now I’m busily finishing this project.
Somebody is going to be mighty surprised when they open this
weird gift . . . So, what Christmas project are you finishing up?