Feeling Puckish

tolkien

 My knitting runs in bursts. Inbetween knitting a t-shirt, starting my first lace wrap, finishing my first pair of Monkeys and learning how to seam my first sweater, you would think that I would learn my lesson and stop starting new projects!

 Ha.

 However, this story has a happy ending. Remember this yarn? Named Wood Elves, it instantly brought to mind the play that my older sister is starring in. She is playing the role of Hermia in Midsummer’s Night Dream by Shakespeare.

 Yes, that is a finished object. A hat. 

Pattern: The Sand and Sea Tam

Yarn: Handspun from Enchanted Knoll Farm Pencil Roving

Colorway: Wood Elves

 I love the colors. I think I could pass as one of Titania or Oberon’s fairies or as a short, stumpy and odd looking elf in Middle Earth.

OK, maybe not. But a girl can dream. After all, they stuck around for 4 months after the bloody council before they left. That’s plenty of time for me to work my…wiles.

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June 27, 2008. Knittin' Porn, spinning, Tolkien Thursdays, works-in-progress.

7 Comments

  1. pdxknitterati replied:

    That is beautiful yarn, and the tam is beautiful, too. Have you ever blocked a tam over a dinner plate? It makes the coolest knife edge, and looks really great. Not saying you need to, just another option. Your way looks more old-world, and that may be more appropriate to your intentions. All’s fun in knitting!

  2. jinniver replied:

    Great hat, and you wear it quite well. I was taken by surprise at how the yarn knit up–I’d thought the colors were more subdued when I just saw it spun up.

  3. turtlegirl76 replied:

    Cute hat! And from handspun no less!

  4. Kathy replied:

    Great hat and great yarn. I really like the way it knit up. It looks good on you.

  5. knittenkitten80 replied:

    Great colors Barb! I am soo jealous

  6. Jennifer replied:

    Wonderful that you spun it and USED it. Good luck with the class.

  7. The Consequences of Refusing Handknits « The Lumpy Sweater replied:

    […] July 8, 2008 at 3:58 pm · Filed under Snark Editorial ·Tagged enchanted knoll farm, handspun hat   Remember this hat? […]

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