My dear friend Linda loves penguins. She also loves the color purple. So when I first started crocheting 2 years ago, one of the first things I made was a little purple penguin for her:
Unfortunately, some assholes decided to steal her car this year. And they took her little penguin with it.
So I struck back at the assholes by making her a new penguin for Christmas.
But I also added a little something extra:
“Crack me open to see what’s inside!”
Her penguin has a tiny new friend!
Very tiny indeed:
These little surprise eggs were so easy to make. And so fun to watch people crack them open.
So THAT’s where stormtroopers come from.
I’ve written up a short tutorial for these little eggs at instructables.com. I wasn’t able to post this earlier because I couldn’t spoil Linda’s Christmas gift surprise (ah, the perils of holiday craft blogging), but if you need a REALLY last minute gift idea, give these a try! Or heck, screw the holidays and just make ‘em for fun. Who doesn’t love getting a fun surprise now and then? Otherwise, everyone have a happy and safe Christmas eve today and a merry Christmas tomorrow!
Post egg-cracking photo of tiny penguin is by Linda! Because I obviously couldn’t get a post-cracking photo before giving it to her.
Pattern for big penguin found via Lion Brand Yarn (registration required, but it’s free!).
Pattern for tiny penguin found here, but I used half strands of yarn and a C-sized hook.