Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A wee bit of information

After reading some of your comments, I thought I would add a little bit of information as well; I hope it is helpful. :)

These designs are all inspired by The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien--to be more specific, the books. There is a lot in the books that (obviously) was too much to be included in the movies- which means there are some design details that are book specific. But not so much that those who have seen the movie but not read the books will be confused.

There is so much material there for inspiration, that I am overwhelmed with ideas! From the places to the people to the people groups...there's just so much I could do with all that! I am working to make sure my designs will have "something for everyone"--not every design; but in the variety of designs and techniques used. You will not get bored working the same basic style with each sock in this club!

As to price- it may seem like a lot up front, but I think if you comparison shopped, you would find it quite reasonable. You have to figure that you would pay for a pattern, then pay for the yarn for the pattern (and in this case you are getting top quality yarn in amazing colors--really it's not expensive for what you're getting!), and then figure shipping.....times that by 6- it's a good deal. ;)


Lovs2Knit said...

I'm in! I couldn't resist. Now starts the wait. :)

Amy said...

Me too!! I can't wait!

Dragonfly said...

Me too! I'm thrilled and can't wait for this to start

soxymama said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing these designs!

But you should have seen DH's face when I explained that there are people (like me) who love both LOTR and sock knitting, and who want to combine the two.

He thinks this is incomprehensible, but I think it's GREAT!

msrib said...

Are the patterns for Magic Loop as well as DPNs? I learned on ML and haven't quite figured out how to convert DPN patterns for ML.


Auntie Pudentaine said...

I'm dying here...I'm in, looking forward to it like a kid at Christmas and hoping that there might be some sneak peeks of color! I am so intrigued by the idea that they will be universal to men and women.

Speaking of it possible to have an option of the "larger foot" each month? If this club is anywhere near as cool as I think it could be, I may have to swap out and make my husband/sons a pair half the time. Our whole family are LOTR fans!