Knitting is For the Birds!

By | March 20, 2017

So, I was reading PaperPuff’s recent blog post where she displayed a beautiful scarf she is knitting, and the very next day I saw an Associated Press story in the newspaper with the large headline, BARN YARN: Retirees knitting sweaters for chilly chickens:

Synchronicity, I say! Our family in New England just weathered Winter Storm Stella, the 2nd-biggest snowstorm on record in Burlington, VT, dumping about 30 inches within 36 hours:

So, yeah, when it’s cold outside, we put sweaters on our dogs, so why not chickens? Those ladies in Massachusetts have the right idea!

I don’t knit or have a chicken, though, so I will have to make do with my paper, ink and rubber stamps!

Knitting is For the Birds!

I’m so happy that I have the “Hey, Chick” stamp set that I got for free when I placed a $50 order through Sale-A-Bration! I just dressed my chickens up in little felt sweaters, water-colored lightly with Blender Pens and pad inks, then die cut with some Stitched Shapes Framelits and set them on a base made with the new Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder which provides a deeper dimensional texture than our regular folders. Check it out on page 47 of the Occasions catalog!

Here is the color scheme that I used on the Chilly Chickens card:

Did you know that if you click on any color swatch you can see every product that Stampin’ Up! offers in each color? That’s pretty cool!

Here are the products that I used to make the card (not including the felt on the sweaters!) If you don’t have the “Hey, Chick” SAB set, but now you’ve just realized how much you need it, you’ve got until March 31st to place a qualifying order and get it for free. Just click on any picture for more information or to order online (latest Hostess Code is ET69PP7C):

Price: $110.00

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Dressing up the chickens for chilly weather was fun – getting an idea from the news of the day or any other source can really make you think outside of the box – or the chicken coop!


4 thoughts on “Knitting is For the Birds!

  1. PaperPuff

    I think I love that chicken with the feathered feet! What lovely ladies, helping out a chilly chicken. Funnily enough I have just read a recipe for chilli chicken on another blog! I love your interpretation of the chicken knits! You are right – inspiration can come from anywhere.

    1. ValoryDegree Post author

      I know; what an interesting chicken! That’s another synchronicity – “Chilly Chicken” or “Chicken Chili” – take your pick!

  2. Suzanne Delaware

    Just love these chicks in sweaters! I just got these stamps and think they’re so cute!

    1. ValoryDegree Post author

      Lol – yes, these cute hens and chicks are a lot of fun to work with!


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