Monday, June 04, 2012

The Dreaming Pickle Pot's Lord of the Rings Club - in Review

The Dreaming Pickle Pot's Lord of the Rings Club - in Review:

Jen (of Fresh from the Cauldron), Krysten (of Gherkin's Bucket) and I just finished up our Lord of the Rings Club.  Trying to limit something as huge as LOTR to fit neatly into a yarn Club was a daunting task.  It was decided that the colorways should come from notable quotes from the books/films so the three of us wrote down our personal favorites and then we got on a conference call and talked for the better part of the afternoon and hashed out all the details.

Krysten started things off with I know what Hunts You and Even the Smallest PersonEven the Smallest Person was paired with a fun sock pattern.

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My first shipment came next and I had Is it Secret, Is it Safe and We Even Forgot Our Own Name.  My pattern was: Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe in the Is it Secret, Is it Safe Colorway. 

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As luck would have it, I didn't actually keep any of the We Even Forgot Our Own Name skeins and didn't take a picture of them beforehand so I stole this one from Krysten.  Thanks Krysten!

The third shipment belonged to Jen and she put forth They Come in Pints and The World is Changing.

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 I did the pattern for this month's shipment to go along with The World is Changing - Fellowship Scarf.

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Krysten was up again for the 4th shipment and sent out It is Mine to Give and A Wizard is Never Late.  She put out a pretty scarf pattern to go with It is Mine to Give.

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Back to me for the 5th shipment - I am No Man and With A Friend.  The pattern was Warrior Maiden Mitts which featured the I Am No Man Colorway.

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And since the only With A Friend skeins I kept for myself were darker than the rest (which is why I kept them and didn't send them out), I'll have to go with this rather shoddy photo.

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Jen brought us to a close with Worth Taking A Long Time To Say and The Board is Set, the Pieces are Moving.

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The final pattern was Fimbrethil that went along with Worth Taking A Long Time To Say and was designed by the Worcester Knitting Company.

There you have it.  The LOTR Club in its entirety.  We wont stay idle for long though - the Ladies and I are putting on the second round of the Divas Club this Summer, followed by a Willy Wonka Club and in 2013 (assuming those pesky Aztecs are wrong...) Krysten and Jen are teaming up for an X-Files Club in the first part of the year and Jen and I will be doing a Camelot Club in the second part of the year and we'll have the 3rd round of Divas sandwiched in between.  Should be a lot of fun!

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