Thursday, January 03, 2008
2008 comes in like a penguin
I also had the chance to produce a flock of penguins, a creation out of the mind of one of my brilliant co-workers. Everyone should make these on any occasion (parties, holidays, funerals, snacktime, etc.) because they are serious crowd pleasers.
This was my first one, so please forgive this penquin's sloppiness. The penguin is an ingenious combination of a large olive given a seam and filled with cream cheese, a smaller olive for a head, a carrot "coin" with a wedge cut out for feet, and the wedge inserted in the face for a nose. The toothpick works as a spine to hold it all together.
Mr. C immediately took the idea and made the world's cutest penquin:
He used a ziplock with the corner cut to neatly apply the cream cheese. (By the by, the cracker is not moldy, but instead a bizarre onion and herb saltine.)
We had a whole herd ready for the holiday (Swedish sausage-making) party. And yes, that is a roasted red pepper scarf. These penguins were beloved by all but eaten by many and then,
There was only one left. Don't worry, he was eaten soon after this picture was taken.
Stay tuned for ACTUAL KNITTING CONTENT!
Welcome back! How snowy has CT been?
And Archivalist, CT is not at all snowy now, but there was a foot or so a couple of weeks ago. I assume Maine has a bit more? :)