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I finished another knitting project today. It wasn’t a particularly intense knit at all, and didn’t take long to complete. I cast on last Sunday and finished this afternoon, but I didn’t spend all that time knitting, in fact I think I only spent about three evenings on this. One evening was dedicated to feet and the beak!

So, without further ado, I introduce to you Mr. Penguin:

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I’m pleased with how this has turned out. My sewing up skills are slowly improving, and I think that is evident here, even though I chickened out of embroidering the eyes and used buttons instead. This was from the Sarah Keen book “Knitted Wild Animals”, and is the third or fourth animal I have now made, and I think it was the easiest toy to come to together.

I did run out of stuffing for this little guy though, but there was just enough there for the project. I used scraps of yarn for the feet and beak instead.
I have already got my next project chosen, and the yarn wound into balls for it, just need to cast on.

I have also bought a magazine I found in WHSmiths on the beginners to crochet as it’s a skill that I would really like to understand/be able to do. I think the language used puts me off as well, and this looks like a really good magazine, but for the life of me I can’t remember what it’s called.

There isn’t much else to add to this particular blog today, but watch out over the coming days for blogs about Russell Howard, The Inbetweeners 2, The Traitor Queen [Trudi Canavan], and much more! It’s going to be a busy few days on the blog.

Take it easy and happy crafting!

Kialtho

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