Musings about working with fiber, and living the rural life.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Familiar to anyone?
This shawl I am working on reminds me of the sofas in the homes of my friends when I was but a young girl. I think it is the tweedy look combined with the plaid factor. Now, I don't think that it is a bad thing, just an observation on my part. At least it isn't in the colors of that time--orange, brown and tan! The overall effect is sort of gentle, if that is the right word. I actually like this softer appearance. It is not something that I expected. For me, that is so much the fun and adventure of working with fiber---what will it look like when I am done?
The chickens are all dong well right now. The other day I had an egg from every single hen. That was nice! The only thing is, the rooster, in his amorous attentions, has made 4 of the hens very bald, right down to the skin, on their backs. So, I have ordered, And Don't Laugh, 4 little hen "aprons" that will cover their bald spots until the feathers grow back. (Hen Saver) The thing is, if left bare, when he is, um, you-know-whating, he will inadvertently tear their skin at this point. Then there is the chance of infection and if there is blood, the other hens will peck at the place. Not Good. I got them in brown as I thought that they would blend in with their coloring better. If they work, then I will be able to make more as I will have a pattern to copy. I am toughening myself up for all the hilarity that I will have to endure because of this. I think Some People will look askance at this venture.
The things I do for my chickens!