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« on: February 22, 2010 10:13:07 AM »

So, hooray, here's my very second post on this site of a craft I have made.... It looks like my New Year's Resolution to showcase my stuff might come true after all....

Annnyway, this penguin was commissioned by my roommate's cousin after a weekend of bonding and booze (paid for with a bottle of Bailey's... Wink). He's based off the LionBrand pattern found here: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70583AD.html, but heavily modified. This penguin is, in fact, about five times the size of the original pattern! He also has a mouth that opens for swedish-fish-eating, wings that are convex (or is it concave? I tend to mix them up) for better flapping ability, and a tail that completely wasn't in the pattern at all, but I think gives him more stability and an overall-penguin-shape.

Before mailing him off to Somewhere, MA, to live in a college dorm room, myself and my roommate took this penguin for some sightseeing around Boston. See? Here he is at the reflecting pool! (Ignore the fact that the pool's been drained....)

And here he is again, hugging my roommate so that the hug can be passed on to her cousin when she opens the box! Here's where you can really see his tail, too.
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010 11:21:42 AM »

Ahhh....I love your blue-eyed penguin! So cuddly!


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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010 02:39:54 PM »

Wow, he's so cute Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010 03:40:03 PM »

Cute! He reminds me of Private from Penguins of Madagascar. Cheesy
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010 04:41:34 PM »

Very cute! He looks much better bigger  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2010 10:18:38 PM »

Oh, awwwwwwwwww....

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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010 11:02:38 AM »

really cute! what a nice person you are for making a penguin and putting him up for "adoption"! i hope he enjoys his new home!

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