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vagusvenus
« on: December 02, 2006 04:08:37 AM »

I only found this challenge 36 hours ago, and I recently learned to crochet, so my entry is pretty basic!

I have sculpted Horace the Naughty Cheese from the most recent Pratchett Book "Wintersmith".  For those not familiar with Horace, he is a blue cheese that sat too long and developed attitude.  He follows Tiffany Aching around, and fights with the Nac Mac Feegles.  If you have no idea who I am talking about, please please pretty please read some Pratchett.  You will be glad you did.

Horace is made from crocheted wool (found at an op shop) with a tartan kilty thing (from a baby's overall, also from an op shop) and his legs are braided using a Kumihimo disk, keeping with the Japanese theme, and if you look closely you might see the blue veins in his legs.

Please forgive the link, this is my first post.

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marleah
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2006 08:12:21 AM »

I have not read that book, but I do love me some Pratchett. Horace is adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2006 08:21:31 AM »

I haven't read Wintersmith yet (I prefer to get paperbacks), but I love the Nac Mac Feegles & Tiffany so I get the gist of what Horace would be like. He looks great, even without knowing the story, your crochet may be basic but it works. I bet he's going to look cute sitting on your PC or bookshelves.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2006 09:27:15 AM »

I haven't read that one yet - come to think of it, it's been a while since I read some Pratchett!  Great job though.  Love the interpretation. 

I wonder what the 'luggage' would look like a la amigurumi style!?!
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2006 09:42:25 AM »

ooh Im apparantly missing out on an awesome book! Im stocking up my winter supply of books while Im on break, so now Ive got another one to read Grin

Love your cheese! (why do I feel so.. dirty.. saying that...)
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2006 11:35:48 AM »

oh man, definitely piqued my curiosity! cool legs.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2006 10:50:37 PM »

thanks everyone for your kind comments.  My mil was asking me what I was doing in such a hurry and I told her that I had to finish my naughty cheese to post on the internet.  Of course her supposition that I am actually insane has been proven  Undecided

I would like to crochet a feegle one of these days

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2006 12:34:11 AM »

A crocheted Feegle would be very cool. You've got a headstart now you've got that tartan!
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2006 09:20:25 AM »

HOLY

I might be in love with you.

Wintersmith is my favorite of the Tiffany Aching books, it's sooo good. I'm a Pratchett freak, I have almost every book he's written Tongue Go Pratchett fans!
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2007 09:22:48 AM »

I've meaning to comment on this for a while. I'm a huge Pratchett fan and I just love your Horace the Cheese. He's exactly as I pictured him. You did acolor=teal]WONDERFUL [/color]job!
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