View Full Version : Edgar and Hitchcock (aka Pasha the Penguin)

03-07-2006, 12:42 PM
Pasha the Penguin (from Knitty.com) (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTpasha.html)

I made two - Hitchcock (in the red scarf) for my sister, and Edgar (in the variegated scarf) for a friend

Face Off (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b388/gbsjohr/Pasha/22ccfc1e.jpg), Queued Up (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b388/gbsjohr/Pasha/17245481.jpg), Facing Front (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b388/gbsjohr/Pasha/c25bface.jpg), Back to Back (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b388/gbsjohr/Pasha/d2d1ef04.jpg)

03-07-2006, 12:53 PM
Ooooooo! Precious! I want a penguin, I want a penguin!

03-07-2006, 12:55 PM
These are GREAT! I love the pictures.

My FIL LOVES penguins so I have this one in my queue to make for him. Was all the seaming bad? Seaming is my least favorite part!!!

03-07-2006, 01:17 PM
The seaming wasn't bad, but be aware that there's (IMO) a lot of easing that has to be done between the back and the belly.

Also, a couple of suggestions:
*If you're going to use polyfill stuffing, I'd suggest using a pantyhose leg to hold the stuffing and keep it from poking through to the outside.
*I'd read a couple of blogs where people mentioned having problems making the completed penguin stand up, and they suggested putting something weighty in the bottom. I used poly-pellets. (http://www.poly-fil.com/pellets.asp)
*Finally, I didn't find out until after I'd finished that the yellow is to be used double-stranded, so you might want to take a note of that.

03-07-2006, 01:21 PM
Thanks for all those great tips. I'm working on another knitted item that has to stand up on its own and I had a bear of a time - and it still won't stand up. I never knew about the poly-pellets - I will DEFINATLEY have to get some of those!

03-07-2006, 01:34 PM
so cute!!!

great job!

03-07-2006, 02:49 PM
Those are so cute! My ds loves penguins -- I might have to make one for him sometime.

03-07-2006, 03:15 PM
Too cute!! Love the little scarves on them! :)

03-07-2006, 03:55 PM
Oooooooooooh! The cute! It is too much!

I liked the "Queued Up" picture best.

03-07-2006, 05:24 PM
I have yet to try my hand at knitted toys. Those penguins look FANTASTIC!

03-07-2006, 05:34 PM

Thanks, everyone!

I'd never knitted a toy before, either. Nor had I ever done anything with short rows, so this was a perfect opportunity to try something new.

03-07-2006, 05:44 PM
Those are adorable! I have a friend who loves penguins--I may have to try one of these!

03-07-2006, 07:41 PM
I love the back to back picture, looks like they're about to "draw"!!! Very cute!!

03-08-2006, 03:35 PM
How cute! Great job! :thumbsup: