But...Well, I have to admit that I just don't get it. This isn't meant to put down anyone who participates, or to be critical. It is just that I personally would not want to put time, effort and good yarn into something that wasn't going to be worn and loved by myself or someone I know. Having said that, I also have to admit it was pretty neat to see the bike rack by the library decorated with such bright colours.
I didn't have to go to the library to see a crazy knitting project though. All I have to do is look up on the top shelf of one of the bookshelves beside my bed. This project is a direct result of my trip to Calgary to see Karsten and Diana. When Diana and I were at Make One Yarn Studio there was a penguin kit that I was very tempted to buy. But I had already bought the sheep mitten kit, so in a rare moment of self-control I walked out of the shop with sheep but no penguins.
When I got home I checked Ravelry and sure enough, there was a penguin pattern just like the one I had seen in Calgary. I had some yellow, black, white and red worsted weight yarn in my stash, so there was no stopping me. At least not until it came to the sewing up of the bits. All that seaming and stuffing is a royal pain.
I made one crucial mistake with this project. I actually knit two penguins, but only sewed up one. I just could not force myself to finish the second one, and now I fear it will spend the rest of its life in pieces, stuffed away in the ziplock bag where it is currently residing.