05 July 2011

Straight ahead of him, nobody can go very far . . .

The ever talented Ms Snag Breac has been working away like a busy little felting beaver recently. Not content with having her knitted bomb featured in Craft (sister magazine to Make for the arts and crafts set), nor resting on the laurels of her essential kit for cuddly Police States, she now brings us the first stage of her masterplan to reproduce the entire Universe in felt form, and she needs your help to make it all happen (bwah-hah-hah!).

She has put together a kit for making a scale model of the Solar System, minus the Sun (which would end up being 1.25 meters in diamater and far too much wool to include in her kit), and needs a brave volunteer to test it out for her. Head on over to her site, leave a comment begging for a free tester kit and your name will be put in a hat from which one lucky winner will be drawn on Friday 8th July. If you miss out on the draw the completed kits will be on sale at a later stage in her Etsy store.

We here at Booming Back enjoyed a very pleasant day or two this weekend with Ms Snag Breac, who traveled all the way down to Dublin from the wilds of the countryside, braving the Big Shmoke and all of its depravations, and it sounds like she had a lot of fun designing this kit.

I avoided getting into an argument with her over the legitimacy of Pluto's inclusion in the kit, I figured it would be easier just to chuck it out the window when no-one was looking, just like the IAU did.



At 4:12 pm, Blogger Snag Breac said...

Yes, the real name of the kit is Planets of the Solar System* and I really only included the option for Pluto out of sheer sentimentality. Poor aul' Pluto. Always left out now. To be honest, Pluto doesn't even have a bag of wool assigned to it - it just gets made out of leftovers of Mars...

Thanks for the giant vote of confidence Unkie D! You're the best! (I'll pay you later, ahem, ahem...)

*with optional dwarf planet Pluto.


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