I think I shall call him Earl

When I saw this pattern in the latest issue of Knitty I knew I had to make it for my husband, as he is a big Linux nerd, as well as a fan of penguins. It’s been kind of interesting sneaking in knitting time on this when he wasn’t around, but tonight I finished it. My mom gave me the buttons for the eyes. I know penguins don’t normally have green eyes but these just sort of worked.

From my mom’s reaction, I think I may have to make at least one more penguin (possibly by Christmas?). He’s kind of goofy. I wish I’d stuffed him a bit more, but as he is, he’s rather squishable and posable, which gives him personality.

Now I can’t wait until Christmas so I can give him away!

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