Six weeks before Christmas, already busy packing up the house for a move date that was getting later and later, a friend challenged me to create a chicken jumper. I don't normally take on knitting projects from friends as they often don't understand the amount of work that goes into it, and I have many other projects on my own list.
However I do love chickens and was intrigued by this project. I looked up some patterns, they looked quite straight forward and I had some suitable spare wool. I was also fed up of packing for something which felt like it would never happen and I had a cold which meant I couldn't go for a run. I spent the day knitting instead.
I am so happy with the finished result. My pattern is Nanny Norths pattern designed for battery hens, who are often missing feathers and can freeze to death at this time of year. It was a very easy pattern to follow and I love that the tabs for the button holes are knitted as part of the whole.