Thursday, 6 March 2014

I Want To Be A Dwarf!

I have come to the conclusion over the last few years that I should never ask my children the question of "What kind of birthday cake do want?" or  "What do you want to dress as for World Book Day?"
These two simple questions have caused me more sleepless nights and aged me more than I care to think about over the years. From wheat free, egg free, gluten free, nut free, soya free Disney princess catles cakes to A 3d whale cake. From dressing as cyclops to Tiddler the fish from the book of the same name. You name it they've asked for it.
This year was my last World Book Day as my youngest child goes to secondary school in September. Youngest came home brandishing the annual announcement of the schools intentions for the day. Through gritted teeth and wincing muscles I asked the following question, "Ok matey, hit me with it! What's it to be this year?"  The reply was "DWARF! My Favourite book is The Hobbit so it's a no brainer" 
My reply was "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggggggg!" 
At least that's what was occurring in my noggin. 
How do I turn a skinny, 11 year old, Sheldon Cooper in to a dwarven battle lord?
In my search I turned to the ever reliable  and old faithful Ravelry. I was not disappointed!
I stumbled across this bad boy.
Dwarven Battle Bonnet 2 by Sally Pointer of Wicked Woollens

The relief for me was indescribable. I could do that, I can, I can, I can!!
Brilliant pattern. So easy to read and all yarn from stash left overs so in my book that makes this project free (apart from the pattern purchase)
Thus the mini me became a somewhat slender Dwarven Battle Lord.

He's going to be warm if nothing else! He will also be mimicking my Scottish accent all day if I know him at all.