Saturday, 26 January 2008

Stylish and practical

Just a quick post to share with you the ground-breaking new item I knitted up last night.....

Are you ready?

OK, then. I give you:

Knitted beard-and-tache combo!!

Obviously, it may have been better if I'd waited until I could have sourced yarn in a blonder shade..... but I was just TOO EXCITED about my new project to wait, so I knitted it with whatever I could find.

It's going to be the key piece in my forthcoming "Instant Whiskers" collection, and I think it's pretty snazzy, even with the colour-mismatch. I'll be quite the knittist-about-town with this strapped to my chops.

....... OK, OK, that last bit may have been a bit of a fib. You don't need to worry that I've finally gone right off my trolley.

I have, in fact, knitted this for a sane(ish) reason: I'm putting together a Viking costume, and felt that a beard was a key component. Because what self-respecting Norseman would be seen dead at a party without the adornment of some impressive face-furniture? None! Exactly. So, there you go: perfectly sane, after all.

Now, does anyone know where I can get a knitting pattern for an axe......? ;o)


Monkee Maker said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha aha ha ha ha ha ha ha aha ha ha ha

Monkee Maker said...

Sorry .... now that I've wiped the tears from my cheeks, what I meant to say was - brilliant beard there, VC, and sorry, I have no clue about the axe. I'm sure somewhere on the internets there is such a pattern though.

And please be sure to post the complete ensemble for our delight and delectation.

I promise not to laugh ....


Kae said...

Quite fetching your beard :D LOL. Sorry, can't help with the axe pattern either... I'm knitting a gun at the moment but that's not very viking-y, I'm afraid. Lol.


Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I'm just flabbergasted that you really have knitted a beard! I thought it was going to turn out to be a rearranged fluffy monkee limb or torso! Good luck with the axe (I think!!!!)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your beard!!! I have a knitting pattern for an Elvis wig...did Vikings have quiffs?

Kitty said...

Ooooh, I could do with one of those! No.2 is to be Mr Brown in 'The Pied Piper of Hamlyn' next week and came home on Friday saying he needed a beard and moustache! Sadly, I lack your powers of invention and went on eBay. *blush*

I was actually rather relieved to read you'd knitted that face furniture. I was about to get your address and send you a major consignment of Veet (and I'm not sure the one for sensitive skin would've done the job).

Fabulous post. x

PS Word verification = cellutkg (is that when someone's got a heavy amount of cellulite?)

Two Crofters said...

would it be odd to admit that i quite like the beard.......
as for the axe
no idea
t x

Lesley said...

ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

So so sane :)

trashalou said...

Oh! I feel an absolutely essential item of uniform for the Blogging Women's Army (Crafting Division) coming on!

Perhaps you could look at regimental colours? Or perhaps just colours without the 'regi' - it would go with the rest of the concept?

Also once you have a pattern for the axe surely it wouldn't take much to turn it into the arms of choice for the B.W.A. (Cr.Div)!

We salute your takent and skill V.C.

Melissa said...

I LOOOVVVVEEE IT! Vickie Howell's New Knits on the Block has a Viking costume pattern (for kids, but I figure an axe ought to be one size fits all, no?). I just checked it though - sigh, no axe. I'm sure that the two Norsemen with whom I live (okay, one of them is only 1/2 Norse and he looks more like me, but still) would approve...

Melissa said...

Now that I've had some sleep, it occurs to me to ask - why do you need a Viking costume? Inquiring minds want to know.

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lauren said...



ok, i feel like i can happily die at anytime now, since i have


(ps: after much deliberation, i decided upon "your fabulousness"; & i'm thinking of having business cards printed which say that.) (of course that was before i saw YOU in all your knitted beardy glory. and realized that i would feel a fraud claiming a title which CLEARLY is rightfully yours!)

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