I've been anxious (i.e. chicken) to start this project. I think I've written about this "problem" I have with knitting before, but basically I get a little nervous when I think about knitting something. But I AM an overcomer. I will knit anyway. Definitely not as fast as some, but I will knit.
I bought this book Itt Bitty Nursery about a year ago and anyone who knows me well knows that I have wanted to make the spotted chickens since I bought the book. In fact, in the last year, I've had several of those people ask me how the chickens were coming along. I would hem and haw with an answer, letting them know I hadn't yet started them. My excuse had been that I didn't even know how to knit all the required stitches in the first row, so how could I even start? But now, NOW things have changed. Arlene helped me get the chicken started. She even showed me how to find the necessary references (in the front of the book no less, now how handy is that?) to do those stitches I didn't know how to do. And then for those stitches in which a clear explanation was not given, she encouraged me to get my Knitter's Companion off the shelf (novel idea) and actually look in it. This is a round about way to tell you, she kicked me in the butt. In case you were wondering, I'm using "I love this cotton" yarn made by Hobby Lobby. It has a really nice feel to it and is soooooo soft!
So here I am, not a chicken with it's head cut off, but a chicken waiting to have a head. Oh, wait. A stripey chicken waiting to have a head. And a tail. And dots.