The Little Yellow Duck Project

The two ducks Dexter and Olaf

Dexter and Olaf anticipate being released.

During the month of July I, like many South African yarnies, knitted / crocheted and sewed ducks frenetically to meet our deadline of August 1st, where for the whole month we are releasing ducks “into the wild”, divided as two ravelry teams in a head-to-head competition for the most ducks released.

But what is the Little Yellow Duck Project I hear you ask? I will quote straight from the website, as I won’t ever be able to explain as succinctly as they have:

“The Little Yellow Duck Project is a global initiative highlighting the life-saving random acts of kindness of blood, bone marrow, and organ and tissue donation. Whilst every random act of kindness has the ability to brighten someone’s day, these donations have the ability to literally save or transform someone’s entire life.”

The Little Yellow Duck Project has become quite close to my heart, I love how they turned such a simple idea into a scavenger hunt of sorts. While I’m not the most competitive of souls, I attempted to get into the spirit of things and knitted two ducks which I named Dexter and Olaf. I  released both at the Redberry Strawberry Farm on August 7th.  So far only Dexter has been captured and appeared on the map, leading me to keep wondering what has become of little Olaf.

The pattern I used was taken from Alan Dart’s Farmyard Animals.

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