Monday, January 12, 2009

Bombadil Socks

This sock is one that I have been test knitting for Lobug of Lobug Designs. It is the Bombadil sock and you can find out more about it here on Ravelry.

I started this sock two weeks ago. "Oh yes", says me confidently, "I'll have a sock ready for you in a couple of days"! Famous last words!!!!

I needed to get out of a knitting rut I think, and in knitting this sock I have mastered the provisional cast on, short rows and a new stitch pattern. Oh, and a chart Sue are you reading ;-)
I must here thank my friend Claire for her patience in explaining to me and demonstrating the mysteries of the short rows. She's not known as Fabclaire for nothing ;)

I used 2.75mm Knit Pro Options dpns ( my favouritest needles ever ) and the yarn is Footprints from the Unique Sheep dyed to the Bombadil colorway.

I will soon be receiving my first parcel from The Lord of the Rings Sock Club. I can't wait :-)

Oh, and in case you were wondering, the colours in the yarn reflect the colours Tolkein used when introducing Tom Bombadil and his wife Goldberry in The Lord of the Rings- yellow, blue and green.

"Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow. Bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow". I missed him in the film adaptation. His wife, Goldberry, was dressed in green.


Wye Sue said...

Woo Hoo :-)
Well Done, and I knew Fab would be able to help you ;-)

Now what chart are you going to work on next ?

gilraen said...

Good Old Tom Bombadil!! Gorgeous socks!!!!! Well done on mastering a new skill. I've never even attempted short row toes!! :D

The yarn is lovely too :)

Lin said...

Lovely socks, the heel looks perfect. i can't do short row heels.

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

They are fabulous Joy - well done on conquering the short row heel/toe. It's now my preferred method for socks actually :)

just to add - my word verification is UNBAND, how very apt lol

JakkiMitch said...

Luvly socks! The colors are so "SPRING" looking :-) (Here in the upper midwest USA Spring is a Long way away!)

dreamcatcher said...

Lovely socks, and congrats on your achievements! The colours are absolutely what I imagine for Bombadil and Goldberry.

Interestingly, although not in the film, there were trading/game cards made for both characters. At the time I was making a lot of LotR desktop wallpaper, and I made a Bombadil/Goldberry one using those pictures :-)

Lynlee said...

Lovely socks! Tom Bombadil was one of my favorite characters from LOTR!