Wool! Needles! KNIVES!

Rambo Beastie's Knife

Anyone who keeps up with the Beasties through Facebook will already know that over the weekend, my Mum got in touch with me to tell me that she’s been having trouble visiting the BeastieBlog lately. Why? Because her ISP is blocking this site due to its references to (and I quote) “VIOLENCE and WEAPONS”.

I’ve been so tickled by this that I couldn’t resist mentioning it in my post today… and using it as an excuse to do a retrospective of some of my choicest armed-to-the-teeth Beasties. Those of a sensitive disposition should probably look away now… Here we go!

Guerrilla Woolfare

First up is one of my early creations – Guerrilla Woolfare Beastie, who left Beastie Towers more than a year ago. Although he isn’t armed, he is considered highly dangerous… Just look at that incendiary literature he’s carrying around with him!

Pirate Beastie

The new year ushered in a new crowd of bad-to-the-bone Beasties! We started out with Pirate Beastie, whose razor-sharp felt cutlass could probably do some serious damage…

Ninja Beastie

…Then Ninja Beastie made an appearance! He refused to settle for “just” having a sword, and insisted I make him a pair of sai and a shuriken (throwing star) as well!

Ninja Beastie SwordNinja Beastie Shuriken

Oh, and then he called for reinforcements.

Blue Ninja Beastie

You’d think that would be enough, but…

Rambo on the Rocks

…Soon afterwards, Rambo Beastie came to town. That’s a close-up of his knife in the picture at the top of this post – a lethal-looking piece of feltwork, I’m sure you’ll agree. And who could forget Viking Beastie, recently off the longship and ready for battle with his round shield and prestigious Ulfbeast sword?

Helmet and Shield

Hmmm… is it possible that the powers that be are right? Even my Chef Beastie is carrying a knife!

New Chef Beastie

I’d better keep an eye on these critters… if they weren’t so gosh-darn cute they could probably land me in some serious trouble!

Thanks for checking out BeastieBlog… officially the most violent knitting blog on the whole internet!


11 thoughts on “Wool! Needles! KNIVES!

  1. It make you think. some of the censorship is mad. In school CBBC is blocked , but I player isn’t , so in theory you can watch a ‘late night program’ but not something for kids at tea time!
    Is it me or is the world going mad.

  2. See … I always thought you and your Beasties were living life on the edge. Violence & Weapons indeed, sorry but my sides are aching with laughter …not at you … but with you… so please don’t send your maundering Beasties to get me 🙂

    1. Don’t worry, you’re safe! I’d never assemble a Beastie army and send them to march on a set target. It would be a pretty hard sell, I think… Most of the time, the Beasties prefer to hang out at Beastie Towers drinking tea and suggesting new friends for me to make. I hope that still counts as living life on the edge!

      1. WOW an idea has just occurred to me, if you are a wizard on the old computer how about a computer game of your amazing Beasties !!! your musical Beasties could have their very own band playing to sell out crowds, you chef types their own cookery program, the list is endless….. QUICK go patent the idea, Gelfling Grandson will be sleepless in anticipation of such a game in his Christmas stocking 🙂

        1. Hot diggetty! To the Patents Office I go! Might not make it to Gelfling Grandson’s stocking this year, but soon… SOON! I’ll be sure to mention your name in the credits 🙂 All I need to do now is recruit a willing computer wizard… Anyone got the phone number for Hogwarts?

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