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 it on my Suri Lace Cloud yarn base, which has all the delightful texture of fuzzy mohair yarn with none of the itch. It's made of baby suri alpaca and silk, and it has a wonderful halo.
It can be used on its own or held double with another yarn.
The Hands of the King on Suri Lace Cloud
Splashed and Speckled Colorway
437 yards / 1.75 oz / 2 Plies
65% Baby Suri Alpaca / 35% Silk
Care: Hand wash cold and air dry.
The Hands of the King would go beautifully with the same colorway on a sock-weight yarn base or with Annunciation Blue, Visit to Lyme, or Monet's Cathedral.
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