I’ve had some new Beasties “in progress” for what feels like forever, and last week I finally got around to putting on the last of their accessories and taking them outside for a photoshoot.
First of the new recruits is Pirate Beastie… I took him down to the Docklands on a sunny weekday afternoon so that I could photograph him alongside the Jeanie Johnston, a replica tall ship which is permanently moored in the River Liffey.
When I was making Pirate Beastie, I really went overboard (ha! Pun totally intended) with the pirate stereotypes. So he has a lot going on – natty matching hat and belt, cutlass, eyepatch, peg leg and, of course, a cheeky knitted parrot to keep him company!
After completing my scurvy sea dog, I moved on to a stealthier project… Ninja Beastie!
Ninja Beastie wears a black jumpsuit to help him melt into the shadows, and is bristling with teeny ninja weapons! They may be made of felt, but that doesn’t make them any less deadly. I gave him a pair of sai, to hang from his belt…
… and a shuriken throwing star.
Then I brought him to the Chester Beatty Library, in the grounds of Dublin Castle, to take his photo. This museum houses a collection of artefacts from the Middle and Far East, so it seemed an appropriate setting!
And finally – only a few days after the closing ceremony at the Sochi Winter Olympics (I have to admit I became kind of addicted to winter sports these last few weeks), a specially-commissioned Skier Beastie (or should that be Beast-Ski? Ski-stie?) met his new owner!
His skis and ski poles are detachable, too… that way he doesn’t have to miss out on the apres-ski!
See you next time!
12 thoughts on “Pirates, Ninjas and… Skiing?”
What a fabulous trio, and such grand photo settings 😀 My mind boggles over what amazing creations you will thrill us all with next
Heehee! I don’t want to spoil any surprises, but there should be some more new arrivals in the next week or so… I just need to do more sewing and less gallivanting around Dublin with my camera!
May I share this on my twitter?
Why yes, if you’d like to! Thanks for your interest!
Just dropped you a line to let you know I have a little news for you in my next post due latter today 🙂
Just picked this up… how intriguing! I’m going to check it out right now…
It had to be said. 😀
You’ve outdone yourself with these guys, Helen! They look amazing – and you’ve thought of every detail (and *made* every detail!). Wow. So veryvery cool.
Heehee! Thanks! There’s already a fresh batch of Beasties on the way… hopefully you’ll like them too!
Your knitted beasties are so freaking cool, original and adorable!
Oh wow! Glad you like them, thanks for your comment!