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why are there so many knitted mittens?
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Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Nov 13 2013, 8:31pm

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LotR knitters unite! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, knitting truly is an ancient craft, steeped in history and was at one point in time utilized by nearly everyone of every social class. It is very sturdy and great for adventuring in!

Nice gloves! I still haven't learned how to knit in the round on three needles yet, but you seem to be quite good at it! Very even stitches, and I like the colors! I'm planning to start a sweater soon myself.


patrickk
Rohan

Nov 13 2013, 9:11pm

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Yup they do catch on things [In reply to] Can't Post

...but they do not tear. Like any gloves there are time you might have to take them off to do/grab things, but they tear much les than plastic based fabrics.


glor
Rohan

Nov 13 2013, 10:22pm

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Yes Felted/Fulled but if they used traditional wool processing... [In reply to] Can't Post

the resultant yarn would not be stripped of it's oils. Such yarn as is still used for traditonal fishermans Ganseys maintains a weatherproof aspect when knitted, the wool's natural oils provide some resistance to damp and cold.


( I knew that Clara Parkes class was useful, it's been more useful than I expected! Cool)


(This post was edited by glor on Nov 13 2013, 10:22pm)


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 13 2013, 10:40pm

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Ha! I would love a scene where [In reply to] Can't Post

the dwarves stop for a rest and take out their crochet and knitting. Laugh

Silverlode

"Dark is the water of Kheled-zâram, and cold are the springs of Kibil-nâla, and fair were the many-pillared halls of Khazad-dűm in Elder Days before the fall of mighty kings beneath the stone."



dormouse
Half-elven


Nov 13 2013, 11:08pm

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Looks good - I've never tried gloves [In reply to] Can't Post

And I forgot about felting. And hadn't come across knitting for the very rich - except stockings and presumably other undergarments. Oh, and Queen Victoria knitted for babies and children. And then knitting became fashionable around the 1910s and 20s, didn't it.... Sorry, thinking on my feet here....

Or at least, on my socks! Wink


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2013, 12:05am

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I still don't understand the reference to fudge ripple! [In reply to] Can't Post

All this about the knitting is most fascinating, and the point of the OP, but has ice cream appeared in these films somewhere I'm not aware of? Why the discussion about ice and summer/winter, etc.? Ice cream was certainly available pre-refrigeration, but what does that have to do with The Hobbit?CrazyTongue

Help!
Thank you.


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2013, 12:10am

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The irony here... [In reply to] Can't Post

is that I'm actually allergic to wool - touching it even briefly makes me itch and prolonged exposure brings me out in a rash. I can't wear anything wool or wool blend unless it's lined and even then I hate having to touch it to put it on or take it off. All of this makes me very grateful indeed to have modern alternatives. A generation ago I would have just had to put up with it as best I could. I am also sometimes jealous when I see people wearing (and comfortable in) lovely wool sweaters, coats, etc. I love the look of them but I can't touch. *sigh* But then, I can't wear polyester or acrylic either, and most "fleece" and microfiber things build up so much static electricity they make me uncomfortable, so even the age of manmade fibers is not without its challenges. I'm just overly sensitive, I guess. Tongue

Silverlode

"Dark is the water of Kheled-zâram, and cold are the springs of Kibil-nâla, and fair were the many-pillared halls of Khazad-dűm in Elder Days before the fall of mighty kings beneath the stone."



Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Nov 14 2013, 2:54am

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Holy cr*p! If Thorin whipped his out... [In reply to] Can't Post

I know a number of knitters who would spontaneously combust in the theater! But for me, Fili showing off his sock might be too much to handle. ;)

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Kim
Valinor


Nov 14 2013, 5:04am

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OMG, I've never clicked on a link faster [In reply to] Can't Post

and it's not just the knitters who would spontaneously combust!!! EvilLaugh


Brethil
Half-elven


Nov 14 2013, 5:30am

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Whew - got that right Kim! // [In reply to] Can't Post


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and it's not just the knitters who would spontaneously combust!!! EvilLaugh


Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!





Riven Delve
Grey Havens


Nov 14 2013, 6:35pm

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Oh, sisters...talk about unraveling!! :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


"Our perennial spiritual and psychological task is to look at things familiar until they become unfamiliar again." --G. K. Chesterton



Brethil
Half-elven


Nov 14 2013, 9:58pm

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Literally and figuritively!!!! Yes! // [In reply to] Can't Post


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Oh, sisters...talk about unraveling!! :D


Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!




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