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my viking

I had a request for a Viking helmet with a detachable beard. I got Rob to try it on so I could attach the sides of the beard in the right place:

vik 1     vik 2

Verdict: “warm, cosy and very very stylish. Especially if you’re a Viking”.

Incidentally, Vikings didn’t ever have horns on their helmets! According to wikipedia, this concept was an invention of 19th-century Romanticism, when Carl Doepler created horned helmets for the first Bayreuth Festival production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen in 1876.


knight fever

I was asked to make a medieval knight’s helmet for someone’s boyfriend. Always (okay, sometimes) up for a challenge, I am actually very pleased with the result.

helmet 3

helmet 2        helmet 1

It’s hard to get a good enough selfie so that you can see the back, but on the other hand you can’t see my bed hair which is a good thing.

I worked from the pattern at crochetjewel.com, making a few changes here and there.

helmet pic

All this took me straight to John Travolta, of course. My oh my he sure was cool back in the day…

john t

Have a quick watch – let’s make it a Bee Gees kind of day.