Yes!! This is my cloak…and bum..bum…bum…my new SWORD! Isn’t it astonishing? That’s what I was waiting to post about with my cloak, because it is just so awesome. More on the sword later.
Anyway, to come back around to my title – I’ve been wearing my cloak every where pretty much, and that includes church. Last Sunday I got so many comments on it. “What are you?” “Are you from Lord of the Rings?” “Are you part Elven or something?” “Are you Lucy from Narnia?” Make up your minds people! Which is it, LotR or Narnia? In all actuality it’s not really either. I am just me. Raechel. Who is actually now officially a Lady:
That is what the blade says. I love it. I can finally be a Knight. Whaat.
(Have you ever seen the show ‘Jane and the Dragon”? It’s on tv, channel qubo? Well we altered the song to fit me: “There once was a Lady in waiting…Let’s call her Rae…that girl wasn’t ordinary!…No way for me, a lady stuck in waiting, I’d rather battling fire-breathing dragons. I knew I could prove that a girl could be a Knight, but my friends all laughed at. But I wouldn’t be defeated, and I trained in secret, met a firebreathing dragon, and everone was freakin’ so I went alone to the dragons home…to slay the dragon….Hey now, hey now now, Rae & the dragon are best friends now…” okay, I think you get the point now ;) )
This above photo kind of shows it’s length and whatnot.
This above photo is the cloak w/o the hood up (obviously).
My cloak was finished…November…22nd I think…the day before (actually the night before) we left for Duluth for Thanksgiving. I really love it, and it’s quite warm. The outside is green as I’m sure you can tell, with gold specks sort of, that shimmers when I walk. And the green is the same colour of my eyes, to that’s a major bonus ;) The inside is purple. Why purple? Well, at first I wasn’t going to do a lining. Then we decided it’d be best. What colour did I want though? Well, I liked how maroon looked inside the green, so we were gonna get some maroon coloured dye (we had white fabric already from something else) and dye the white fabric. But when we bought it, and tried it the fabric came out pink…and it honestly didn’t look the greatest (thankfully we only dyed the hood that colour, which we didn’t end up using anyway) and so we were gonna come up with something else. How about black? Black it is. But the dye wasn’t very strong, and since we had a lot of fabric it didn’t really dye black, but rather purple. So we just stuck with that. And it turned out nicely, I think. I am very happy with it.
Here, in this following photo you can kind of see how the cloak matches my eyes:
And the pommel of the sword reads: “The King reigns and His Son” because it is…a Knights of Arrethtrae Sword which makes it even better! Those are some of the best books ever. I adore that series, and was thrilled to find out they offered real swords. This sword was a bit more expensive then the original one I was going to get on the KOA site, but this was is also supposedly significantly better quality. (Inside joke there…) And so in honour of this significantly good quality sword, it’s name shall be…Significantly! Woohoo!
Oh and because this is semi similar to this topic, yesterday morning I was listening to some of the music from How to Train Your Dragon (ahhhh. I do so love that movie) and I found this site where a guy was offering the piano music for some of the songs for free! I printed one of them off, because I have high hopes that Noah will be able to play it someday. (She’s learning piano, to those of you who don’t know).
Alrighty then. There is my uberly exciting news!!! I am so in love with my sword, as well as my cloak, and of course Toothless. I will always love him.