Sunday, March 21, 2010

Chicken potholder

Don't know why I had the urge to crochet a chicken potholder, but he just looked so cute in the photo I found on the web that I couldn't resist. This one is two layers thick so no worries about burning my fingers when I take the chocolate chip cookies out of the oven! The pattern is from the Ultimate Book of Potholders by Annie's Attic, but here is a link to one that is very similar.



I've been negligent in responding to the blogging awards I've received lately. Seems like it's the season for awards.

Thanks so much to Vinniey and Annette for this one:



And thanks to Belinda and Michelle for this one:



Here are a few random facts about me to go with the awards:
1) I've stepped foot in 23 of the United States plus DC and Puerto Rico ... I count changing planes in airports.
2) I've stepped foot in 8 countries.
3) I was voted most likely to have supernatural powers in my history of witchcraft class. I had long hair and kind of looked like a less cute version of Morticia Addams at the time so that was probably why.
4) I never wear high heels.
5) I once took a tap dance class with the late, great Gregory Hines and a jazz dance class with Ann Reinking. Those are my claims to fame.

Stitching bloggers make a such a nice community. There are just too many deserving bloggers and I don't want to limit my selection for passing these on. I follow a number of blogs, and they are all in my sidebar. Be sure to visit some you aren't familiar with.. you will find many treasures and inspiring posts among them.

20 comments:

Pumpkin said...

Okay, he is just TOOOO cute Annie!!!!

Congrats on the awards :o)

Vinniey said...

You're welcome and congrats on boths awards! The crochet chicken potholder looks so cute, Annie!

Nancy said...

That is one cute chicken! Did you say there were chocolate chip cookies?

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oh My Gosh! I love him!!!!

Ranae said...

Cute chicky
Congrats! on the awards

Lenka said...

This is so cute :)

Farm Girl said...

He is just too cute. Very sweet, and congrats on your awards.

Miss 376 said...

He is gorgeous, I can see why you had to make him. What sort of yarn did you use?

Annette said...

What a cute chicken potholder... Its so cute... In a few months I wanne learn to crochet again, I'm so jealours about your crochet...

Congratz on the award!! YOu earned them!!!!

T. Whitesell said...

He is so cute, thanks for the alternate pattern posting as well. I'm going to have to fix one of those for my aunt.

Mylene said...

That is such a cute potcholder.

Congrats on the awards!!

Daffycat said...

ROFLOL OMG I want one! How spectacularly silly. Great finish Annie!

Elaine said...

Aww what a cute chicken!

♥ Nia said...

oh it's really cuteeeee =)
Adorable! :)

From time to time I look at some blogs that I'm not familiar and I always find some treasures, it's true! A few weeks ago I found your blog :D

Have a nice week!

Siobhan said...

Congrats on the awards, Annie!

That crocheted pot holder is just too cute!!

Michelle said...

Oh my, that potholder is so cute!

Liz said...

I can understand why you had to make that chicken. Toooo funny! Afraid I'd get the giggles everytime I used it, tho. Congrats on the awards. WOW! You danced with Gregory Hines? I am impressed!
(Ha! My word verification word is "beakn". How appropriate!)

nima said...

i love the crochet chicken potholder...

Second Chances said...

He is adorable!

Rachel S said...

That is so cute!