When I heard that my beloved childhood book, "The Hobbit", by J. R. R. Tolkein, was being made into a movie, I decided to re-read the book. Now an avid knitter, I realized that the book was bursting with knitting patterns if one read the book with the right perspective. As Thorin said, "There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something." This revelation led to the creation of this collection of patterns.
I hope you enjoy knitting them as much as I enjoyed designing them. After all, "If more of us valued food and cheer and song (and knitting, I would add) above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
This pattern collection includes 5 complete individual patterns:
-Pony Rides in May Sunshine Fingerless Mitts
-Elvish Singing Shawlette
-Pocketses Double-Breasted Vest
-Beorn Cabled Cardigan
I learned to knit in 2001 while recovering from an illness and quickly began modifying patterns and then designing my own garments.
My designs have since been seen in Knitty, Petite Purls, Knitscene, and on Boing-Boing.
I started designing cross-stitch patterns when I couldn't find patterns that were the right mix of traditional and sarcastic.