A good friend of mine mentioned that she had never gone through any crisis in her life without The Lord of the Rings. As I write this, the world is in the midst of deep hardship as we all are well aware.
I was thinking of the character of Aragorn whose singular courage and wisdom save so many in that wonderful work of fiction that parallels life in so many ways. This colorway was inspired specifically by his role as healer in The Return of the King. In the houses of healing in Gondor, an old nurse remembers the saying, "The hands of the king are the hands of a healer, and so shall the rightful king be known."
I used a really lovely shade of soft forest green along with blue, copper, brown, gold, and royal purple.
I dyed this colorway on Stained Glass Sock, which is a soft and squishy 2-ply yarn made of 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon. The thing that makes Stained Glass Sock uniquely wonderful is that one ply is made of white wool while the other alternates between black and white, so when I dye the yarn, it looks like leaded stained glass. Each 100 gram skein has 400 yards.
The Hands of the King on Stained Glass Sock
400 yards / 3.5 oz / 2 plies
80% superwash merino / 20% nylon
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry.
The Hands of the King would look great with Copper Roof, Hope, and Turquoise to name a few.
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