Actually, it's not a Chicken -- it's a Cockerel Bookmark from Dianna Stevens' Animal Bookmarks: A Tatted Zoo.
It called for size 20 thread, but I started it in size 80. Ahhhhh, isn't that cute? Well, no actually it was very nearly tiny and sort of wimpy. I left of making the long bookmark tail and started over.
This is the result.
It actually is size 20! (Unusual for me, I generally just pick a thread I want to use and ignore what's called for -- ornery that way, I am). I used the Day and Night Rainbow my sister dyed for me on a DMC size 20 cordonet base. Not only was the pattern fun, the thread is great to work with. I do think I should have made the tail feathers a bit longer (though not so long as those on the size 80), but I'm just figuring this is an immature rooster.
Well, really. I thought it was size 20, really I did. Got looking back and decided that I really shouldn't scribble this stuff off the top of my head. It's actually a DMC size 30 Cébélia -- but is really is the Day and Night Rainbow. :)
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