Monday, August 1, 2011

Another LotR booklet!

The first year of the Lord of the Rings inspired socks was published in booklet form last year. This year, the remainder of the patterns from the sock clubs is available in booklet form; with two new patterns that have not yet been released anywhere else!
The booklet is available for pre-order on The Unique Sheep's website.

And I have the pleasure of introducing you to


“Very fair was her face, and her long hair was like a river of gold. Slender and tall she was in her white robe girt with silver; but strong she seemed and stern as steel, a daughter of kings. Thus Aragorn for the first time in the full light of day beheld Eowyn, Lady of Rohan, and thought her fair, fair and cold, like a morning of pale spring that is not yet come to womanhood.

“…..’What do you fear, lady?’ he asked.

“’A cage,’ she said. ‘To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.’

“…..Faramir said: ‘….For you are a lady high and valiant and have yourself won renown that shall not be forgotten; and you are a lady beautiful, I deem, beyond even the words of the Elven-tongue to tell….’

“’…I will be a shieldmaiden no longer, nor vie with the great Riders, nor take joy only in the songs of slaying. I will be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren.’”

The Lord of the Rings- JRR Tolkien

When I think of Eowyn, I think of red and gold. I love the way The Unique Sheep has portrayed the colors in this colorway. The gradiance goes from a light gold down to a deep red. The yarn is Pashmi and is a dream to work with.

I'd also like you to meet


The brave Captain of Gondor who was of the highest quality (as proclaimed by Samwise the gardener) was a “grave young man”. He did not desire to be a warrior, but because it was necessary, he did it well. He was rewarded for his whole-hearted service by being made the Prince of Ithilien and receiving the hand of Eowyn, Lady of Rohan, in marriage.

The pattern is doubled on the top of the foot and splits at the ankle to wrap around the leg and meet again at the back.

I have had so much fun designing from The Lord of the Rings. I hope you enjoy knitting the patterns.

Which is your favorite?? (find them all on my Ravelry page)

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