Have you ever had one of those conversations with a group of friends, where everyone is being a bit silly and having a laugh, and some idea, or concept is created from the collective, that’s just so funny, bizarre or stupid that you have the urge to somehow make it real? To make it happen?
Meet Reyth Strunmah, riding Calinan.
The crazy collective idea that had to be brought to life amongst myself and my gaming friends, was of a Scottish Kobold, complete with woad, who tosses cabers from his Sporran of Holding whilst riding a corgi. (There was a side conversation about Cowboy Bebop and how Ein is my favourite character)
Let’s take a better look at that corgi, shall we?
This guy is made using the pattern Corgi by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne from their book ‘Best in Show: Knit your own Dog’. I later winged a saddle and a set of reigns to fit him.
Now let’s have a better look at my Kobold.
This guy…well…the Kobold body is based on the pattern Bag of Troodons by Tina Barrett, from her book ‘Knitted Dinosaurs’. Then I kinda tweaked him a bit here and there, added some horns and did a whole lot of embroidery…
The kilt? That was fun. I looked at an amazingly clever free pattern – Princess Franklin Plaid Collar by Franklin Habit. Using five colours, garter stitch and a whole lot of patience, you can make something that’s fairly passible for tartan. But I wanted only a tiny piece, and as I was basing it on Black Watch tartan, just needed three colours, so I took the idea and the method and with a bit of tweaking, got myself a teeny tiny Kobold kilt.
The Sporran of Holding? That was just winged. The fluffy effect is loop stitch that I have cut and then combed the loose threads.
And there we have it: Reyth Strunmah and Calinan!
Yes, I am insane. No, I don’t have that much spare time, but I also don’t have a TV. Yes, my friends are also insane, they are gamers, it’s goes hand in hand.
Well, I shall leave you all at that with the wool count, and a photo I call ‘Freedom’.
Starting total – 576
Wool used – 68 (4 used)
Wool bought – 19
Wool given – 155
Wool gifted – 31
Total – 653