It's been a while since I've finished a crochet project, hasn't it? I'm not sure exactly why, but I find that I seem to crochet a lot more during spring and summer time, and switch to knitting during fall and winter. Weird, huh? At any rate, I'm finally convinced that it's really spring because in addition to it being gorgeous outside, I've completed my first crochet project of the year. Behold my new kitchen decor:
Not just one, but two spring chickens!
The big, round chicken is a potholder that, quite honestly, I probably won't use much because I'm terrified of the inevitable: the bit of food that would fall just so on my beautiful white chicken, staining her forever. Oh, the horror! She works pretty well as wall art anyway, right?
And then there's the little shelf doll. I call her Florence. Or just Flo. Depends on my mood. I just love her little apron! She was lots of fun to make, and although you can't see in this picture, she has a pretty feathered tail, too. She keeps me company when I do the dishes.
The pattern that I used to make both chickens was available for free on this site last year, but it appears that they've taken it down. Phooey. I'm not exactly sure which crochet magazine the original pattern appeared in, but in case anyone's interested, I did a quick internet search, and was able to find this eBay listing for the pattern, cut out from the magazine in which it was originally printed (although the price for shipping's a bit steep).