I made a puffin! It is huge and fluffy and adorable. The website gallery is still under construction (along with the rest of the website), but more pictures are on Tumblr ([link]
) or Facebook ([link]
This piece doubles as my entry and a prize for the
Valentines contest! (I can't win because I'm judging, but I can still enter.) If you want to win this puffin, enter the contest! There are still a few days left.
Puffin facts! Did you know that puffins only grow their iconic brightly colored beaks for mating season? It's true! After mating season they shed their bright beaks to reveal totally boring beaks underneath. And their bright whites and blacks go kinda brown and dull. They become so boring that I COULD NOT FIND A PICTURE OF THEM. Anywhere. Apparently they are too boring to photograph. But both male and female puffins do the same thing! That's super crazy! Also, baby puffins are called "pufflings". Yes. You are welcome for that adorable fact.
All my puffin facts I learnt from QI. Everyone should watch QI.
It's fluffy! I have never fluffed an amigurumi piece before, and I am so thrilled with the results! I just brushed out the yarn with a wire pet brush (thank you
for sharing your amazing techniques!), and now it's adorable. I will be inventing excuses to fluff everything now.