Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Some people have received this shipment- and already in this very short time, some errata has been discovered.
First of all, I apologize. I knit this sock and then wrote the pattern- it was test knit, and I went over it again. And again. But I'm human. And I confess that when I did this pattern, I was 3 months pregnant with #4; and really having a horrible time with pregnancy sickness (I can't call it morning sickness, b/c it was constant...).
So there are errors in this pattern. But I am available for assistance and will gladly help you with any questions and do any math for you. You can contact me by leaving a comment here, or by posting in the LotS Ravelry Group, or by commenting on my blog, or by contacting me directly through Ravelry. I am available. Again, I apologize for the errata. I hope you enjoy this sock anyway. :)
Thursday, October 8, 2009
If you have not recieved your October shipment, you may want to wait before reading this post....
This design was inspired by the Elven realm of Lorien in JRR Tolkien’s "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy. Lorien was the home of the Lady of the Galadhrim, Lady Galadriel. In this sock, the Mallorn trees are represented by the long cables. The delicate star-shaped Elanor flowers are depicted in lace between the golden Mallorns. The gold of the sock is representative of the golden leaves of the trees.
When I was trying to sketch out a sock design, I was thinking of popular patterns of the time. Rivendell kept coming to mind; and I wondered why there wasn't a pattern for Lothlorien. This pattern was waiting, I think. It just materialized in my mind and my knitting so fast! I have never made up a unique stitch pattern so quickly before or since. The flowers turned out so exactly the way I envisioned them, it was amazing.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
According to the random number generator, #18 is our winner:
Congratulations Anna! I'll be emailing you about your prize.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Now for our contest. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post (please include your name or email address so we know who you are!) telling us about a book that you recently read and would recommend to others. Let us know what genre it falls into (romance, murder mystery, sci-fi, fantasy, etc) and at least one reason you enjoyed it. Make sure to get your entry in by Sept 22nd and on the 23rd we will randomly select a winner!
Friday, April 3, 2009
The leaf pendants in your kits this month were made by a young woman named Emily. I discovered her at a small local fiber festival where she was selling her slab-work pottery at a booth with her family. I was so impressed with Emily's creativity, knowledge (both about her pottery and her other interests) and maturity. And as soon as I saw the leaf charms I knew they would be perfect for this club. I can see them used as necklaces or turned into a keychain or ornament. I hope you enjoy them!
Here is Emily's bio:
Emily Walls Ivy Meadow Farm
I am 16yrs. old, and I enjoy forming slab-work pottery. I hope you all enjoy your leaf pendants. Currently I am trying my hand at making clay beads and turning pottery on a wheel.
When not in school or making pottery, I can often be found outside with my animals. I raise German angora rabbits for their wool, which I handspin on my Ashford Traveller spinning wheel, and crochet into scarves. The mohair I spin comes from our three delightful angora goats. Ivy, my Saanen dairy goat, provides me with milk for soap and cheesemaking. My other interests include weaving rugs on a floor loom, baking, providing spinning demonstrations at local reenactments, and playing the piano. Some of my products are on display at www.artfire.com/users/ThistleDewFarms.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, March 9, 2009
p.s. you are Vee, right?
ETA: it just dawned on me as I was trying to make sure that Elemmacilture = Vee. an asian guy named Vee who lives in Germany and knits. there can't be that many of you. You are the Vee from Knitters Uncensored aren't you? Why no more podcasts? I miss you guys!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
We will start with an easy contest so that no one should have any excuse not to enter. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with your best Hobbit name or Elf name. These have to be names of your own creation, not ones taken from the books.
You have until March 9th to enter. On March 10th we will randomly select a winner from among the entries.
The winner will win a free skein of yarn in one of our non-club Lord of the Rings inspired colorways!