Sunday, August 30, 2009

Stuffed Bird

I'm not much of a cook, so I don't think I could prepare a stuffed bird you could eat. But a knit one? That, I can do.

A little while ago, I made Henrietta as a gift for my Grandmother's birthday. I liked that chicken so much, I had to make another for myself. As striking as the original color scheme was, it wasn't a great match for my kitchen, so I made one with different colors. I named this chicken Babs, in honor of the knitting chicken from the movie Chicken Run.

I love that this project serves as its own knitting basket a few inches into the body. I could stuff my yarns right in there.

And then I stuffed the chicken with wads of socks in order to steam block it.

For the final stuffing process, I put a layer of polyfill on the bottom before pouring in a bunch of poly pellets. I did that with Henrietta too, and it helped prevent the pellets from coming out. After that, it's more and more polyfill...then voila!

More pictures are on Ravelry and the gallery.


  1. haha that is so random, but oh so cool!! who knew that i could want a stuffed chicken in my own house?

  2. I love it! Good idea putting the layer of polyfil before the pellets, too- I will be doing that from now on.

  3. That is too much! So cute :)

  4. Love it!! Your chicken turned out beautifully.

    - Julie

  5. This is too cute! My mom would love this as she has a fascination with roosters. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. So cute! now I want one too... :)

  7. I already saw your chicken on Ravelry -- I love it! Great color combo. So cute!

  8. Srsly, everything you knit I have in my queue. Including this fabulous chicken, and I've never knitted a toy in my life!

    Great job.