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Project info
Percy's Peaceful Chook
Henrietta and Family (FT209) by Bev Galeskas
Knitting
Percy for Christmas
Needles & yarn
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
420 yards = 2.1 skeins
Peace Fleece Worsted 75/25
2 skeins = 400.0 yards (365.8 meters), 226 grams
Red-orange
Peace Fleece
August 2010
Peace Fleece Worsted 75/25
0.05 skeins = 10.0 yards (9.1 meters), 5 grams
Red
Peace Fleece Worsted 75/25
0.05 skeins = 10.0 yards (9.1 meters), 5 grams
Yellow
Notes

Cast on the tail, soo much fun!
6/1 Am finally getting around to knitting this chook! The pattern is so much fun, and the short row shapings are ingenious.
The breast is starting to shape.
I can’t wait to see how the Peace Fleece felts.
20/1 Still a headless chook, but not for long!!

27/1 Felting! I put henny inside a cotton pillow slip, closing with an elastic band. Put in gentle wash on 60degreees celcius. It wasn’t hot enough, because it only slightly felted.
Second try: 95degrees celcius on normal wash, with a slow spin speed. Worked a treat! Phew!
She’s out drying with some temporary stuffing.

MAR 31st 2013
Mamma hen had a baby! the chick was so quick, in peace Fleece Chickie Masla and Glasnost Gold beak.
NB: some of these photos were taken on the iphone using the hipstamatic app.

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Finished
November 28 2010
January 28 2011
 
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by Peace Fleece
Aran
75% Rambouillet, 25% Mohair
200 yards / 113 grams
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  • Project created: December 1, 2010
  • Finished: January 29, 2011
  • Updated: March 31, 2013
  • Progress updates: 5 updates