Chickens and Knitting!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by equinehugger3, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    I'm pretty into knitting, AND chickens, and I thought it would be cool to just make a thread about both... [​IMG] I guess people can post patterns, or just chat... [​IMG] Yepp, sorry I'm so boring. [​IMG] I hope this gets somewhere!
     
  2. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't feel too bad, I'm all giddy about getting a yogurt maker for my b-day... so it can pair with my homemade granola...

    But I don't feel too bad because DH AND DS, who is 12, both said the same thing... so if I'm lame, I've got company. [​IMG]

    Didja notice that your screenname's initials are EH? I was going to say "Eh, don't feel to bad" but then I realized it was initials and an internal debate about whether to capitalize both or leave as a 'word' ensued so I just snipped it and added this instead.

    I've never tried knitting. Crochet yes, Ol Granny spent years worth of summers trying... I can chain like a madman but as soon as I turn around to make a potholder/etc it magically transforms into a dinosaur. My little brother thought they were nifty anyways.

    Is knitting harder or easier to learn than crochet do you think? Gotta say as far as weapon in case of emergency rodent attack I'd vote for knitting needles over a crochet hook... but beyond that I've not a clue.
     
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  3. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    Quote:Haha, EH... I never noticed that! I've actually never crocheted... People tell me knitting is harder, but I had a good teacher (I took a class), and I caught on... I'd like to crochet because a lot of patterns call for some crocheting... I'm kind of trying to knit a sweater for one of my chickens, but it's kind of hard. That's kind of my current project.
     
  4. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good News! Hear Ye, Hear Ye! If you want to be a knitting fool with pet chickens, like me, it's not too late!

    People pick up things in our 30's, because our brains weren't done until that long awaited, last growth spurt around 26-29 years old, whent the pre-frontal-cortex lit up and switched on! So if you are past 29, and never could do math, or knitting, or cook, or whatever you just couldn't do, try again later!

    (That part of the brain is responsible for logical thinking. It's where we get "if...then..." sort of thinking.)

    Go for it!
     
  5. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    6chickens in St. Charles :

    Quote:Good News! Hear Ye, Hear Ye! If you want to be a knitting fool with pet chickens, like me, it's not too late!

    People pick up things in our 30's, because our brains weren't done until that long awaited, last growth spurt around 26-29 years old, whent the pre-frontal-cortex lit up and switched on! So if you are past 29, and never could do math, or knitting, or cook, or whatever you just couldn't do, try again later!

    (That part of the brain is responsible for logical thinking. It's where we get "if...then..." sort of thinking.)

    Go for it!

    That's good news for me... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    Aw. The conversation stopped. [​IMG] I want to knit one of my chickens a sweater, but none of my needles are long enough to hold all the stitches, and I don' know how to use circulars! Anybody have any experience in this???
     
  7. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    I've kind of given up my chicken sweater pattern... [​IMG]
     
  8. itsachicken

    itsachicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Knitting on circulars isn't as complicated as it looks. I taught myself with youtube videos. You can also make your own custom knitting needles with dowels from the hardware store, a pencil sharpener and some sand paper. Glue a button or knobby type thing to one end and "Hey, presto!".
     
  9. Zanna

    Zanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could use circulars, not too hard to use or knit using 4 needles (stitches on 3) as when knitting socks (I am an avid sock knitter). Not sure about the body of the sweater but I think I could figure something out......... I have knit many people sweaters on straight needles and circulars. You should be able to get enough stitches on the straights. If you have started already and want some help, pm me and I will see what I can figure out. I knit a bikini one time, just to see if I could, the bikini top would work well for wing protectors with a couple of minor adjustments. If you have roos though, I would be worried their nails would get caught in the knitted sweater and ruin it.
     

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