29. December 2009 22:32
Rudolph? forget reindeer games, he's been naughty this year? really really naughty? definetly not PG-13 Rating either!
Some time ago, I spotted the "fornicating reindeer" chart on Ravelry, and I knew it would be perfect to make a not-so-normal gift for my Brother-in-law Ian.
To give you some background? a few years ago for Christmas I knit him a pair of custom Norwegian Moose Mittens. They were beautiful, oversized for man sized hands, with traditional patterns, and a nice Big Moose on the backs of the hands. The youngest brother, who was around 11 at the time helped me to pick out the yarn? so the color was, errrr, a little less appropriate than one would have chosen for a 6 foot something Man - Fuschia Pink and Black. There were lots of giggles on Christmas Morning when he opened them in front of the family.
Despite the Color Mismatch, he actually wore them! I didn't know it at the time, but his buddies over in Deer Lake, Newfoundland, actually call him "Moose" as a nickname. Apparently he got teased a bit? but if you knew Ian, you'd know? you don't really argue with a guy who is his size :)
So this year, I thought I would make him another knitted Moose item? though perhaps in a more color appropriate for a Gentleman of his stature ;) The pattern however is MUCH less appropriate. This little chart has been turned into everything from Mittens, to Hats and Scarves? each one more charming than the last. I decided on the hat just because I knew I could finish that in a reasonable amount of time, and it could be finished with just one ball of each color. Last time with the mittens I almost ran out of yarn? dude has XL hands
Enter: Fornicating Deer Chart
I'm no ungulate expert? but to me, it seems that the chart could be reindeer or moose, so I think it works out okay?
Here's Ian sporting his new Chapeau:
I was impressed at how well received the whole thing was... there were lots of laughs and giggles, especially from my Father-in-law who laughed until he had tears rolling down both cheeks! Apparently the design doesn't catch your eye right away, so isn't that noticeably naughty, but once you figure it out, it's quite funny. I'm waiting to hear the Deer Lake Newfoundland reviews. You never know I might be commissionned to make a few more?
Hope you all had a Merry ChristMOOSE!