Anyone who knows me can tell you that I’m not very good at creating things with my hands. Small mending projects or quick creations with detailed instructions I may be able to muddle my way through. Building something from scratch without a pattern? Forget it. I’m hopeless.
That is why I am completely in awe when someone can look at something in game and decide “I’m going to make that.” and are able to do so.
That is exactly what Linett of Linett’s Lore is doing. She’s looking at hats inside LOTRO and then knitting them and she is documenting all the steps over at her blog.
I plan to blog the whole process, from developing patterns and colorwork charts out of the screenshots, to test-knitting them, and most likely ripping out and re-knitting them multiple times till they look just as silly (or gorgeous!) as the originals. When the resulting hat is satisfactory, I’ll write up the pattern to share with other crafty LOTRO players who might like to make a silly hat of their own. I won’t accept defeat on this quest, no matter how many times I have to recalculate decreases and adjust the size of the charts, and I hope everyone will come along for the journey!
Linett is on her way to creating her first piece, a replica of the Spring Flinger’s hat from the Spring Festival.
Join Linett on her journey and even give your input in her community polls at: http://linettslore.mymiddleearth.com/