Friday, December 11, 2009

Final Shipment of Year One of the Lord of the stRings Sock Club

If you have not recieved your December shipment- you may want to wait before reading.....


Sorry about the picture. I didn't actually have a working camera at the same time that I had the sock- so I had to scan it..... lol

This design was inspired by the main village of Rohan. The majority of the people in Edoras had long golden braids. The tombs of the kings were covered in simbelmyne- also called Evermind- delicate white flowers. At the entrance to Meduseld- the king’s hall in Edoras- the guards had shields with the emblem of the blazing sun on them. Hence the gold “braid”, and the delicate vine flowers, and the blazing suns on the socks. And since horses were immensely important to the people of Rohan, they had to be represented somewhere. The horseshoes on the soles of your feet won’t leave imprints when you walk, and they won’t press into your foot- but they do make a fun finishing touch.
Fun socks. I like colorwork. I admit this sock didn't quite work out the way I intended, but at this point, I can't remember what I did intend. So I'm very happy with these. :-)
They'll be for sale from The Unique Sheep 6 months after the club.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Child of the Yarn

I had to giggle this morning. A friend of ours used to call my children either
"yarnies" or "children of the yarn". Well, today, it was quite obvious why (I don't think he wanted his picture taken)
He decided to let me take pictures after all. :-)
Now, I have to confess- that in all honesty, this was not my work. Well, ok, dressing him and taking his picture was my work; but the knitting is not mine. I was blessed to have some dear friends from The Parlor throw me a cyber-baby shower and send me a plethora of hand knit baby items. It was super cool, b/c I was so busy designing this year, that the time I would normally have filled w/ knitting for my baby was filled w/ designing. I only had time to make 2 little hats, 1 little jacket, and 1 pair of socks. None of which he is wearing in these pictures.
I like to think that it's cute that my children are "children of the yarn". I think they like it. Last week, ES asked me to make him some pants that match a sweater I made for him. And YS has been wearing his handknits every day until I have to force them off him to wash them. I suppose the suddenly cold weather may have something to do with that.....

In other news, one set of grandparents finally got to come spend some time with Babybug:

We are eagerly awaiting the time when the other grandparents can come do the same thing....