Lots Of Finishing
With my latest round of “chicken chicken”, I may have misunderestimated the amount of finishing. Lots of finishing!
What Constitutes Lots of Finishing?
When I was looking at trying to jam in a lot of knitting before seeing family for Christmas, I thought I’d be able to get it all done. And with even a little time to spare maybe.
But then I finished the first chicken.
- Knitted a comb and waddle for his head and his chin.
- Knitted the bottom section.
- Inserted eyes.
- Began sewing up beak and neck seams.
- Started sewing in bottom section.
- More sewing
- More stuffing
- Finishing sewing
- Weaving in ends
Many readers know that I don’t mind “finishing” work on hand-knits. But there is a LOT of finishing for each of these chickens. Mostly tons of sewing and tons of weaving in ends. At least more than I anticipated.
Fortunately, I just have to weave in ends to secure them. I can let the ends hang inside the finished chicken and let the stuffing help secure them.
Still yet, it’s going to be closer than I expected. With a higher chance of missing my deadline.
So far, I’ve completed one full chicken, completed the knitting of two more chickens, and made a lot of progress on the knitting of the fourth chicken.
I also had to order some more poly-fil to stuff the little buggers. Fortunately that has already arrived in plenty of time.
Anyone else having an exciting pre-Christmas time?