WANTED: Have you seen this penguin?

This afternoon, during the popular Penguin Parade at Edinburgh Zoo, an Adelie penguin escaped from her keepers’ care. The penguin, known as ‘Petra’, made a mad dash through the line of onlookers and stole a red knitted Fair Isle vest from the bottom of a push chair. Petra was then lost in the crowd and was last seen wearing the red vest and heading towards the exit. Zoo keepers fear that the penguin thief is trying to reach Red Box Coffee in Marchmont, where there are several other red jumpers to be found.

“Petra has always had a thing for red,” says her keeper, “if any of us keepers wear red wellies in her enclosure she run over and starts pecking them like crazy. Although Petra is not dangerous, we don’t recommend approaching her as she may fight to defend her red jumper.”

If anyone sees Petra or the jumper anywhere, please alert the authorities.

This jumper was brought to you by Hannah Sanguinetti, working with: John Arbon Knit by Numbers merino double knit in shade KBN 19, Malabrigo Sock yarn in Ravelry Red, 4mm double-pointed needles, paper collage, ink and pencil.

I am lucky enough to have a fantastic yarn shop on my road, Be Inspired Fibres, and this acts as my extended yarn stash. All of my yarn for this project is sourced from this beautiful shop. For those of you who don’t have a yarn shop near by, why don’t you come to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival this March? There is more yarn than you can possibly imagine, and you could pop in to Red Box and take a look at my red jumpers too.

You can go and see this jumper as of TODAY on display as a table-number bottle in Red Box Coffee, 2-6 Spottiswoode Rd, Edinburgh EH9 1BQ. And if you can’t see it out, ask the staff!

WARNING: This post may contain fake news.

Published by Hannah Sanguinetti

I am a author/illustrator of children's books and a dollmaker living and working in Trieste, Italy.

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