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Filed under: Downloads - Original Knitting Patterns,Knitting,Special Events — folkcat at 12:55 pm on Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Pirattitude!: So you Wanna Be a Pirate?: Here's How!

Today, September 19th, is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, dedicated to the attitude of Pirattitude.

I’m afraid I’m not much of a role-player, so the title of this post is the closest I come to really talking like a pirate. I feel I have lots of Pirattitude, though, because I believe in trying new things, being bold about my life choices, that having fun is better than a boring grind, and that there are more important things in life than following the rules just because they’re there.

And in case you doubt the level of Pirattitude present Chez Folkcat, here’s a picture of Gryphon – Piratically known as Iron William Flynt – from my Free Patterns Page:

Iron William Flynt Says, "A-r-r-r-r!"

Gryphon is, of course, sporting my original knitting pattern, the Felted Eye Patch. If you’ve a mind to display a little Pirattitude yourself today, but don’t have any pirate-y accoutrements, the Felted Eye Patch is a quick to knit, quick to felt item that you could complete in an hour or two. Take an iron to it after felting, and you can even have it dry to wear before midnight.

The pattern’s even in two sizes, adult and child – here we have the Dread Pirate Earnest showing off his own eye patch…

Dread Pirate Earnest

I haven’t figured out how to get one to stay on the Ratties’, or I might be able to show you a picture of that as well.

More Pirate-y Fun

The Yarn Harlot posted a series of links to fun pirate knitting patterns on the web today, too. Go Check It Out!

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November 8, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

[…] We’ve all seen what a wonderful pirate Gryphon makes. And he wears a knitted hat routinely during the cold weather. So why not one with an attitude? Gryphon went with me to the yarn shop to pick out the right color and fiber for a yarn. We’re going with Encore DK, because machine-washable is an important factor for us. […]


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