I hope this finds you well.
Thank you to everyone who sent get well wishes ... they clearly worked because I'm back. Still not totally over the lurgy, feeling weak and easily tired, but certainly tons better than I've been over this last week. Thank goodness The Boss was able to take over ... she's very good at snuggling up and offering comfort :)
here. That was Pablo, my first attempt to crochet a penguin. I did complete him and sent him on his way up north to my lovely ADIL (Almost Daughter-in-Law) but unfortunately I forgot to take photographs. So, there was nothing for it, I just had to make another. Cute, huh?
Lion Brand, suggested attaching toy eyes, but for safety I decided to embroider the black eye centres using a blanket stitch. I've also added a loop to the top of her head, not included in the pattern, so she can be hung up. If you have never tried crocheting but would like to, Amigurumi might be a great place to start - there really is nothing complicated about them and they are so quick to make.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, all you need are scraps of leftover yarn. The tiniest snippet of yellow makes the penguin's feet and beak which is why I'm submitting her to Pixie's Snippets Playground - #141. It's something a bit different but I hope the snippeteers like it :)
Hopefully, I'll make more of an appearance over the next few days and get back to normal next week.
In the meantime, thanks for looking in.