19 April 2017

ducks in a row

I saw a post for the little yellow duck project on my facebook page and once I read it, knew I would have to get involved. The idea is to make a duck, then leave it somewhere it can be found by someone and taken home. It is to heighten awareness of blood, bone marrow, tissue and organ donation. For more details visit the the little yellow duck project website, click here. There are free patterns on their website, for knitting, crocheting or sewing your duck. Found ducks can also be registered on this website.
I used a pattern I found on Ravelry, Round Duck, by Clare Doornbos, click here. Some great shaping in this pattern, due to short rows and at one point I felt a bit dizzy as the needles twirled round. The head is knitted in the round. 

First I knitted one duck.....

Then made mummy duck and two more ducklings, here they are already for dispatch.....

I dropped the ducks off this morning hoping they would be found. The first one I left in the Pocket Coffee Shop, a lovely cafe on University Road. Here the tea is the loose leaf type, served in metal teapots with egg timers to make the perfect cuppa.....a great spot!

Dorothy was left in the quad at the University......

Drew was left in the Palm House, Botanic Gardens....

and finally Duncan was left on a window sill at the Ulster Museum......

I had so much fun knitting the ducks and dropping them off, hopefully they have now been found and taken home.
Till next time, Ali.


  1. What an excellent idea for such a good cause xx

  2. Awe they're so cute Ali and for such a good cause. I love the idea of just leaving them in different places!!
    V x

  3. Your ducks are so cute I hope that they have found good homes. :) x

  4. oh how brilliant! I love the idea of found ducks, I always loved found books too. I haven't been to that café, that's a new one for me to try. I was thinking I might knit some innocent hats this year, you usually take part don't you?

  5. What a lovely idea! Your ducks are so cute...how special it will be for people to find them, and how generous of you to donate them to such a good cause.
    Helen xox


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