I’ve got some time to talk about my WIPs (for those who don’t know, Works-in-Progress) so I thought I would.
The first in Clockwork, a scarf by Stephen West. This pattern is part of the Fall Steampunk-inspired Pattern Collection that the Sanguine Gryphon put out. Although my colors are not very Steampunk, I like them anyway. I chose 2 skeins of Bugga, the luscious Sport weight merino/cashmere/nylon blend, in Lubber Grasshopper (red-purple) and Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer (blue-purple). The pattern is very simple, and I am enjoying knitting it. I mostly work on it in the evening while I watch Monk on Netflix. I did try working on it a bit at Spring Fling, but I kept getting distracted and forgetting my increases.
First, I should mention the Victorian Knitters’ Club of which Sign of Four socks were the first project. Every other month for the year, the Woolgirl Club sends out a kit with a project and goodies inspired by a Victorian novel. Since most of the novels we’re reading are free on the Kindle, I’ve been reading along before the kit arrives. I read Sign of Four over Christmas break; it was a short book so I could read it before going to sleep. It was the first Sherlock Holmes book that I read, and I enjoyed it.
I love the goodies in this kit and having been using almost all of them. The clock shaped box is holding my stitch markers now, and I’ve been using the notepad and pen to take notes on my students’ presentations, at the CCCC conference, and at Spring Fling. I already used up all of the soap in my upstairs bathroom. I need to fill the notions bag up with something, but I have so many fabulous Woolgirl bags, I haven’t figured out what to put in it yet.
Here is a picture of my yarn wound as well as a link to the ravelry project page for Sign of Four socks:
The next kit is for Little Women. I’m only about 10% of my way through the book, although this is the second time I’m reading it. In June, the kit for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will arrive. I just downloaded the book for my Kindle (again a second read on this one). I would like to get through both books before the kit arrives, but I probably should read a little more often for that to happen.