My little one was never much of a TV watcher. We had to work on his TV watching skills until he started enjoying a bit of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Chhota Bheem and Bugs Bunny. I am a cartoon lover myself and used to love watching Pingu when I was a kid. I later introduced this to my husband and it was only natural N became a part of our gang. It was love at first sight for N and boy, is he hooked. He needs a daily dose of Pingu to complete his day. While watching one of the episodes, he casually mentioned if we can buy a stuffed Penguin for him. A mother would have replied, ‘Sure, we will buy one’. A knitter’s reply is of course, ‘Why buy? I will make you one.’ So, here is Pingu.
I used our standard 4-ply acrylic yarn, held double. The pattern is simple and easy to follow. It uses short rows to shape the back and the tummy. The back and the front are knit separately and then seamed together. Wings and feet are attached to the finished body. I hate seaming and am not very good at it, which shows in this project. I don’t think the little guy minds. Pingu has received a lot of hugs already.