Those chicken potholders were soooooo cute, it inspired me to dig out an unfinished project and not only finish it but do one for me finally. You see, in 2004 I was dying of breast and thyroid cancer. I had so many complications that it was pretty sure I was not going to make it. I really wanted something tangible and personal I could leave with my kids that maybe they would want to share with their kids. So when I saw these patterns it was perfect for my animal loving small kids. First is Austins "I love turtles" blanket. Then Caity's teddy bears (not sure what the two light spots are on the pic). I got too sick to finish Jessica's (I only have a few more dogs to put together and then put all the squares together) and when I was finally out of the woods and recovering....well... I just never picked it up and finished it. BUT now I want a chicken blanket for me. I am thinking I could adapt that pattern and make a chicken blanket for me. I know, kind of silly. But my kids and I are close and it will be cool for us all to have our special blankies.