Thursday, February 5, 2009

At Last!

If you are in the Lord of the Rings Sock Club by The Unique Sheep- STOP. Don't go any farther unless you have already recieved your first shipment!! (Unless of course you don't care if the surprise is spoiled...)

This is the first release of the 2009 Lord of the Rings Sock Club.
I introduce to you:


"Inspired by the home of Bilbo, Frodo, and Sam; this sock is a fun knit. As Bilbo said: “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your front door. You step on the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” Well, in Hobbiton, the roads are all connected to hobbit holes. On this sock, there are cabled “hobbit holes” connected by roads of reverse st st. See where the road will take you…."

When I designed this sock, I wanted to give a feel for the home of Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin. It had to be in a bright cheery green- as growing things are so important to hobbits. (the color is more accurate in the 1st picture).
The hobbit holes had to be represented somehow, as well as the hobbit's busy social life. Hence, roads and hobbit holes!
Even the heel flap was very carefully considered. It represents the hobbit's gardens- the neat, cultivated rows and texture.
Of course this had to be the first sock of the club- after all, it's the first place you enter when you open the book.....Welcome to Hobbiton.


Aimee said...

Great pattern - I especially love the toe :)

I'm knitting it now, listening to LotR and drinking a pot of tea.

Ivy said...

I love Hobitron. I'm knitting it now, and having a blast. Loved Bombadil too.

Christina said...

I'm finally back to working on my Bombadils and they are coming along great now. I have a feeling you like purling more than the average knitter (I don't mind it, but so many people complain about it).

I can't wait to get started on Hobbiton! These ones are for me, so it's sort of selfishly-driven for me to want to get to knit them. Plus the yarn color and pattern keep calling to me.