and bilbo is the hero of the story

Book Photo Challenge | February 4 Couldn’t Put It Down

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

“Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

I first read The Hobbit when I was around 11 or 12 and it was one of the first books that was so riveting I couldn’t put it down. I remember how thrilling the adventure was and how much I loved that a funny little creature was the hero of the story. It is still one of my favorite books and every time I reread it I remember that initial thrill.

The knitting in this picture is a comfy wooly hat that Bilbo could take for the colder bits of his journey. The foresty green should serve as helpful camouflage, not that he needs camouflage with The Ring and all, but I think he would appreciate something warm and cozy. It’s the Lapwing pattern by Melissa Schaschwary.