Chickie is done!

by Nancy

Whew, I think everyone here is glad it’s only a 4 day week!  Andrew is not happy about getting up in the mornings for school and is really tired.  I’ve been trying to let him sleep as long as possible, but I think that may have backfired because then he has to hurry to be ready in time, and moving fast in the morning is not his thing.  So, I think I’ll try waking him a bit earlier tomorrow so that he can take his time eating and dressing and see if that helps.

One wonderful thing this morning was that I put apple cinnamon oatmeal in the crockpot last night, so I woke up to it this morning and it was SO good.  It was the first time that I had tried this recipe, and it was delicious.

And another happy thing is that I finished Nicholas’ crochet chickie this evening!  Ta-dah! 


(The photo is a bit dark – sorry!  I need to work on that.)  Nicholas picked out all the colors, and I wasn’t completely sure when he told me what he wanted, but now I think it works really well.  He told me he was thinking about the color wheel when choosing the color for the beak and feet – his art teachers would be impressed!

And yet another happy thing is that my books about crochet borders arrived today.  As I’ve been finishing up my afghan, I realized that I know very little about how to edge an afghan, and most of my crochet books only touch on it briefly.  So, I did some browsing at Ravelry and at the library, but still didn’t come up with much.  But I got a gift card to Barnes and Noble for Christmas from Ann, and after some research and in-store browsing, I decided to order these two books: Crocheting on the Edge by Nicki Epstein and Around the Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman.  They have all kinds of cool borders and information!  I think I will keep the borders for my sampler afghan pretty simple since there’s a lot going on in it, but the books gave me some good ideas, and I think they will be good references for future projects.

One Response to “Chickie is done!”

  1. Ann says:

    I think this Chickie is adorable!! He (she?) looks like he has quite a cheerful, spunky personality. Nicholas did a great job choosing the colors. They look great!

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