Inspired by the little penguins I encountered in Australia, here is my version of sock penguin. This penguin measures about 7 1/2″ tall and it can stand firmly on a flat surface by itself. It is a great gift to sew, be it as softie toy, hanging ornament, or merely for display. Get the pattern and tutorial to sew one soon. More sock toy, click here.
During my recent visit to Australia, I stopover at Philip Island, a penguin conservation centers with a viewing area to watch the penguin parading back to their burrows after the sunset. I was really impressed by this little penguin’s amazing willpower after I was told that they could walk up to a few miles from their burrows to reach the coastline right before sunrise, the walk back again after they come back for a long haul fishing trip in the sea after sunset. Many of the burrows are built on the slope, I wonder how could they walk up the steep slope with their pair of the very short leg, a stomach full of fish and with no hand to grab on? Imagine yourself walking in the gunny sack, not easy to walk fast without a few tumbles and fall. My salute to the little penguin. By the way, the adult little penguins measure just about 13″ tall, only merely over a foot tall.
Cheers to the little penguin, I missed you badly after I returned home. Now, I have sewed these little sock penguins to accompany, hope to see the real one again soon.