Friday, September 19, 2008

Ahoy, mateys!

Today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and we here aboard th' Flyin' Pig are gettin' into the spirit o' th' holiday.

You are The Quartermaster

You, me hearty, are a man or woman of action! And what action it is! Gruesome, awful, delightful action. You mete out punishment to friend and foe alike – well, mostly to foe, because your burning inner rage isn’t likely to draw you a whole lot of the former. Still, though you may be what today is called “high maintenance” and in the past was called “bat-shit crazy,” the crew likes to have you around because in a pinch your maniacal combat prowess may be the only thing that saves them from Jack Ketch. When not in a pinch, the rest of the crew will goad you into berserker mode because it’s just kind of fun to watch. So you provide a double service – doling out discipline AND entertainment.

What's Yer Inner Pirate? brought to you by the Official Talk Like A Pirate Web Site. Arrrrr!

T' celebrate, Quartermaster yarnpiggy has been plunderin' th' internet o' knittin' riches, 'n be willin' t' share a few o' her favourites wit' ye scurvy dogs. Here they be:

Every pirate needs a pair o' warm socks while swabbin' th' decks. Knit yer owns usin' this Arrrgyle chart by Julia Farwell-Clay 'n Kate Gilbert.

Keep yer hands toasty wit' hello yarn's Pirate Mittens, 'n yer ratty locks covered wit' her We Call Them Pirates hat.

If feltin’s yer thin', try th' Tricorn Hat by Laura Thomas at Knit Like A Pirate.

Store yer stuff in The Pirate Queen's Booty Bag, designed by th' Pat Wright, Webwench to Cap’n Slappy and Ol’ Chumbucket, th’ pirate scallywags who started it all:

Th' Quartermaster is feelin' the pirattitude, and has plans to be hittin' the' grog afore the' sun be o'er th' yardarm.

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