Monday, August 24, 2009

Chicken Run--er Chicken Jumpers!

No, the sheep have not lost their marbles, thanks to a friend of the Homestead, they were given a link to the Little Hen Rescue in the UK- who is in need of Chicken Jumpers! They rescue scads of hens from egg production farms, get them healthy, and re-home them. Many arrive with out their tummy and back feathers- thus the need for jumpers/sweaters!
Sooooooo, the sheep want to help them out- and make this a long term knit along (KAL) AND sew along- there are two patterns on the site (jumpers), one for knit jumpers, and one for sewn fleecies! Below are my first two jumpers- the first I made a mistake, so figured some cute hen would like to be stylin (?) with a boa neck line! bwaahahahahaha! I used wool yarn that was millspun, I dyed it a bit ago, and it has been waiting the perfect project...

And this is the second - another stash buster! Woolie and I hope warm for a UK winter! tee hee! I have a third on the needles that is knit with acrylic yarn I found at a thrift store... And how fun to work with buttons from the button box!!

It does not take much yarn to knit one of the jumpers up- and it is a quick evening type project. I have not tried out the sewn pattern but I think it would be perfect for extra pieces of fabric you may have- soft and snuggly fleece? (trust me, they would NOT want me to sew for them- THAT would be a disaster!!!)

As part of our 'chicken jumper/run', the sheep have decided to have everyone send the jumpers to us here, and we will send one big box whenever we have a full one. ALSO, the sheep will credit $1 for each jumper sent in to us that you can use for your next order... Giddyup sheeps!

Hope you think this is as fun as we do- and look forward to hearing from you- you can find this info on our Ravelry site too- and if you have any questions, just email the sheep!! (ps- my hens and even my little ROOSTER are making a case for their own jumpers for winter???? heeelllllpppp!) I told them naked chicken jumpers first! ;0)

Here is the link again for the jumper patterns , and we will be updating the website and etsy shop by Wednesday this week- smooches from the sheep (and all the needy naked chickens!!)


Elemental Handcrafts said...

I'm not a fast knitter, but would love to see if the pattern for a chicken jumper is something I could make. The link isn't working, though. Can you email it to me Sandy?
Steph Niles

Sandy & the sheep said...

Hi Steph! Great to see you here! I fixed the link- and thankyou for catching that! The second worked but not the first- go figure! Will email it to you pronto! Thanks again!!