Penguins in various stages of completion...
I have 6 nearly done, although none have a beak on them yet...
...and I have the parts for two more (and to finish the nearly done ones). I am currently working on the last two penguin bellies. I had thought to make 24 of these for an advent calendar for my sister but these 8 took up my entire ball of black yarn. Who knew? So, as part of the stash busting challenge...
they sure worked, but I thought there would be more of them.
I'm putting them away for a little bit, because my sister was right...I do get bored of making the same thing over and over. I will take a break from them and come back.
Oh, the pattern is this one by Linda at Natural Suburbia.
The book is "New Treehouses of the World" by Pete Nelson. I picked it up at the library because it looked interesting and the boys and I have spent hours going over this book. It has amazing pictures of amazing treehouses, like this:
I thought it was a greenhouse, but it was built for communication with outer space. I'm not kidding.
This is one of my favourites, because the second floor (the second floor of the treehouse!!!) has 4 beds in it, with lamps and drawers and it just looks fantastic (unfortunately I couldn't seem to get a picture of the picture). If you ever see this book, check it out. I promise you will be amazed! Some have hydro, and running water, and wood burning stoves (in a treehouse!!!)
Anyways, hop on over to small things to join the Yarn Along fun, and check out Creating a Family Home just in case the stash busting update is Wednesday too.