A bit of LOTR knitting

WillyG's picture

While I have left my Evenstar shawl sitting in a corner unfinished during the last month or two, I did manage to finish a related handsome bit of lace named after a handsome bit of elf. It's the Legolas Kerchief by Susan Pandorf. I went from hating it after a first attempt at blocking it, having let the shawl boss me around. When I took charge and showed him no mercy in a second blocking, he conformed to a wearable shape, and I'm delighted with the resulting lace. During a quick photo shoot before running to work, I was able to catch some nice light that reminds me of the golden ambience of Lothlorien. My leafy kerchief is worked in an olive-y shade of Araucania Nature Wool, but these pictures could have been taken when Legolas joined the fellowship in visiting Galadriel's magical wood.

This was one of those really satisfying--albeit small--lace projects that left me invigorated after the magic of blocking took place. I wet-blocked it and gave it a healthy dose of steam from my iron, for good measure. Aah, lace. It's like...crack. There was a time I would have not thought I'd ever say that, and it wasn't so terribly long ago.

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Kilted Knitter's picture

Very handsome Knitter and

Very handsome Knitter and very handsome knit wrap. I love the way the wrap was displayed in the different pictures, Thanks for sharing Will

michaelpthompson's picture

A very nice wrap. You're

A very nice wrap. You're right, the light does seem to carry that Lothlorien feel.

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TheKnittingMill's picture

Beautifully done Willy!!! I

Beautifully done Willy!!! I love that pattern with your yarn choice!

WillyG's picture

Thank guys! *Sigh* I just

Thank guys!

*Sigh* I just finished a several-month Harry Potter marathon (first time reads) this morning. And I miss him already. So I'm feeling a trip to Middle Earth might be just the ticket here, too.

Kerry's picture

Lovely piece of lace Willy.

Lovely piece of lace Willy.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very lovely knitting, Willy.

Very lovely knitting, Willy. LOTR has been a mainstay of my reading for more years than I can remember...in fact, it is about time to travel to Middle Earth again. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Aaronknits's picture

Love it! It looks so good

Love it! It looks so good on you.

2manyhobbies's picture

I refuse to admit the number

I refuse to admit the number of times I reread LOTR in high school, but I will say I love how your kerchief captures the spirit of Tolkien's elves. :) It's beautiful.

QueerJoe's picture

Beautiful piece and it looks

Beautiful piece and it looks very beautiful on you as well.

I'm going to have to check out the Araucania...the color is very rich.

MMario's picture

Amazing, isn't it? And I

Amazing, isn't it?

And I love the variety in your pictures; I don't know if it was deliberate or not, but one features the lacy aspect, one features the texture, and the third is really about the colour....

smalltownknitguy's picture

This is just gorgeous.

This is just gorgeous. Maybe I'll try a bit of lace soon.

chipsir's picture

Just beautiful, I really

Just beautiful, I really like the last Picture.

ronhuber's picture

Very beautiful.

Very beautiful.

Bill's picture

very handsome! I knitting an

very handsome!
I knitting an Arwen Wrap by Tabitha heart. ...my first lace work...