While taking a break from the species specific birds I've been knitting, I thought I'd knit a fun imaginary bird from the recycled verigated yarns that I've dyed. Therefore, I present to you: A Phoenix Hen. Now, I realize that this doesn't look much like a crazy firey bird, nor like the breed of chicken. Nevertheless, I thought the overall effect looked kind of like what might be the result of a phoenix marrying a chicken. Very cute, if a little odd.
This Phoenix-Hen comes from a robin-blue colored egg.
In this case, the cool blue tones are deceptive. Crack open the egg, and you'll find a firey-red bird!
"Well, my father was a phoenix, and my mother was a hen. But I'm ok with that now."