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Moving around!

Hello friends! Just a quick note to say that I am knitting, just not really photographing much and forgetting to talk about things in general, but more importantly, this week’s Friday Finds and all other posts from here on out will be located at www.threadpanda.com. That’s right, this panda has her very own domain now.

I’m still tweaking some things—it’s completely, sadly missing a links list, for example—and will be undergoing some cosmetic changes in the next few weeks as well, but I can’t wait any longer and I wanted to share the news with all of you! So please, update your bookmarks if you have them! This site will remain live indefinitely, but all new content (and all old content as well) will be over at www.threadpanda.com.

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Hobbit-y Friday Finds


Happy New Year to you all! First Friday of the new year calls for something a little extra special, don’t you think?

You probably all realize that I’m a big nerd and that I’m in love with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so I dedicated this week’s Friday Finds to Tolkien-inspired patterns. YOU’RE WELCOME.

  • I like to pretend that Antoniya Petkova’s Magnificent Dragon (£4) is Smaug in disguise. Yes I do.

  • You can crochet all of the hobbits (free) thanks to Sammi Resendes’s pattern. I love the little leaf on the cloak!

  • Erica Jackofsky’s put together an entire collection of Tolkien-inspired patterns in her A Hobbit’s Journey eBook ($18). I especially love Ori’s Cowl, Rivendell Shawl (pictured), and the Lord of the Eagles shawl.

  • If you knit Josie Mercier’s Pocketses (CAD$4.50), be sure to not get stuck in any tight spaces that might send the buttons flying.

  • Smaug (free) by Frau Morag are dragon-scaled socks. Perfect for wearing on an adventure.

  • Claire Ellen’s There and Back Again eBook ($14) features three fantastic sock patterns, including the beautiful textured Gollum Socks.

  • Take your devotion to new levels with Diana Stafford’s One Ring Scarf (free). This reversible scarf features a double-knitting chart with the Elvish inscription from the Ring.

  • Andrea Krüß-Anders’s Doors of Durin chart (free) is another double-knitting chart. No, I am totally not planning to work all of these (plus the following chart) together into something.

  • True story: My new cell phone case with the Tree of Gondor should arrive any day now. Less protective but equally awesome is Emma Schurman’s Tree of Gondor chart (free).

The Hobbit photo comes from TGDaily.
All project photos are taken from the individual Ravelry pattern pages unless otherwise noted. No copyright infringement intended.