Lyda here. It’s that time again – as Marin reminds us. In her own chicken-lovin’ way.
I’m mostly recycling last year’s post on the Random Weirdness of Pirates. How lazy is that. How ecologically minded is that.
Ahoy, maties, this be Lyda. September 19th be Talk Like a Pirate Day! But truly, every day be a good day for piracy! And every day be a good day for Random Weirdness.
So we be bringing ye the classic Random Weirdness of Pirates post! With updated links and such.
And there be no complainin’ that we be recyclin’. Or I’ll keelhaul the lot of ye.
Craft like a pirate:
Here be a roundup from Crafty Minx to Craft Like a Pirate, which has links to lots of pirate and skull booty. (A few of the links have expired, but most of them work.) She also has links to squid and parrot patterns. They be free patterns, ye swabs.
Quilting & sewing: First, I be re-introducing ye to The Quilting Pirate. Ahoy, me quilting matie!
It be true. There be fabric for everything: Pirate ship fabric. More pirate fabric including Pirate monkeys fabric. They had pages of “skull” fabrics, of ”pirate” fabric, and pages of “parrots” when I searched their site.
But only this fabric came up for “zombie” – sad, very sad.
But I digress…
Crochet: Here be Captain Cute the Pirate Teddy bear for you crocheteers. Get it — crochet? Buccaneers? Oh, never mind.
When I saw it listed as a Pirate Teddy, I thought it meant a sexy pirate teddy to wear during those private meetings with yer first mate. Someone totally has to come up with a Pirate Teddy pattern. Shiver me timbers!
Flaming skull wrist bags for shore leave, ye swabs.
Alas, poor Yorick. Crochet him, Horatio.
Hey, pirates could have read Shakespeare. Maybe they even did “Hamlet” on the high seas. With multi-level sword fights. And Ofelia walking the plank.
But I digress…
And – drum roll please –
Yes! Piratical Pig Licking!
And for yer young pirates to be doin’ after they swab the deck: Pirate crafts .
Talk like a Pirate:
Ye can practice yer pirate lingo with this and their other videos on YouTube.
Sing like a Pirate:
I be lovin’ Tim Curry, Professional Pirate. With Muppet pirates!
Fight like a Pirate:
A compilation of swordfights. They aren’t all pirates, but some of them are. And – Aragorn!
Quiz like a Pirate:
How much do you know about the Dread Pirate Roberts?
Laugh like a Pirate:
And while we be talkin’ o’ parrots…
The Resident Sith Master asked:
“Craft like a pirate?
Does that mean you knit with knives?”