Eomer: Now is the hour! Riders of Rohan! Oaths you have taken, now fulfill them all, to Lord and land!
|I am super proud of the detail of this pattern!|
Rohan has always held a certain charm for me, probably since I never really grew out of that phase every young girl goes through when they're obsessed with horses. I got on my first real horse when I was 9, and you'd be hard-pressed to keep me away from them ever since. Most of my job experience and marketable skill-set has to do with tending large farm animals, mainly of the equine variety.
Eomer, nephew of the King of Rohan, is one of the few men I would gladly follow into battle. He is honor-bound, loves his sister dearly, and is willing to face impossible odds for what is right. Plus, being portrayed by the *gorgeous* Karl Urban doesn't hurt. Rohan is a kingdom that -- though rustic and rural -- values their horses, and bases their entire socio-economical structure upon them. Sign me up!
|A truly drool-worthy Captain of Horse!|
|The White Steed of Rohan|
Given that my husband, Kishi, is not the Lord of the Rings fan that I am, I offered up the end pattern before it was completed. I was about a quarter of the way through, but we'll never know if he could have guessed the design on his own. I'm a little too soft-hearted sometimes, it seems. I'll have to make my next square a doozy for him.
|Arthur finds knitting as relaxing as I do|
|The finished piece|