In the last Nerd Wars round there was a challenge for Giving Geeks that was trying to raise money for Japan after the recent disasters there. I bought some of the featured patterns but I wanted to do something more. Earlier in the same round I had completed PixelatedMushroom’s John Barrowman pattern and as I looked at Captain Jack sitting there it came to me… I needed something that people love and that embodied the spirit of not giving up to offer up for the auction. I then here a song in the back of my brain …. “Take my love. Take my land. Take me where I cannot stand. I don’t care I’m still free, you can’t take the sky from me….” I needed another captain. I needed to make Mal Reynolds. With some modification Captain Jack turned into Captain Malcolm and I am fiercely proud of it. Complete with Removable Brown Coat and his own Gun and Leg Holster.
I am happy to say that Captain Mal was auctioned off and did make a profit (not as much as I was hoping but some) and the generous person that purchased him made an additional donation to the Red Cross as he felt he got such a deal on him. I am glad I could make something that could raise money for a worthy cause and encourage the people of Japan to do their best and keep their heads up through these trying times. As people of the world we should help regardless of nationality people in trouble and personally I will continue to do what I can to help.
Ok I am off my soapbox and back to the yarn with me!