Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Better Late than Never....

I really should have posted this at the beginning of December, but it just didn't happen. (obviously)
But now, I introduce to you, the last of the Lord of the stRings Sock Clubs:

The Days of the King

Please forgive the horrible photography. It is very difficult to accurately photograph your own feet. Really, it is. Try it. You'll find your feet twist in funny directions rather than being straight up and down!

It is hard to see in these pictures, but the design on the front of the sock is of a tree with seven stars around it.

Inspiration?


“Tall ships and tall kings
Three times three,
What brought thee from the foundered land
Over the flowing sea?
Seven stars and seven stones
And one white tree.”
The Two Towers, JRR Tolkien


And the crown of Gondor Aragorn wore in the movie.

I couldn't get the design to work exactly like I wanted. I would have needed a larger canvas than a sock- and more colors too.

Incidently, the colors you see in these pictures are not the colors we wound up with in the club. Instead of the dark grey, the main sock color is a gorgeous royal blue. Black would also work well, but the base yarn of this sock is Sushi Socks, which takes color softly. And, in my personal opinion, no other yarn base would work half as well. This is the best sock yarn I've ever used for Fair Isle work. I loved it.


And so ends the Lord of the stRings. Thanks for the fun.


1 comment:

DrChopSuey said...

Those...are...so...cool!