Wednesday, July 11, 2012

yarn along: bedtime

This week I've been knitting a Nutkin sock little by little -- a round in the car, on the bus, in bed -- because I'm also still knitting my Multnomah shawl. Nutkin is a pretty, faux cable sock pattern that is easy to knit and easy to memorize. I'm making mine in SweetGeorgia Yarn's Tough Love Sock yarn in the Orchid colorway. You can't tell from this photo, but it's a shockingly bright pink. I'm sure when the weather turns cold they'll certainly keep away the winter dreariness.

Nutkin and Multnomah work well as foils for one another. The Nutkin rounds are quick, so I can take it on my commute; the Multnomah rows keep getting longer but are mostly garter stitch, so it makes good  movie knitting.


Reading The Marriage Plot piqued my interest in the traditional marriage plot, and since it's pretty embarrassing that I've never read Pride and PrejudiceI started reading Jane Austen's famous novel the other night before bed. I thought I was setting myself up for failure because I've tried to read this book at least three times before and never made it past page 20. Each time before I'd get bored and move on to some other book. But this time something clicked. I felt drawn in, and I don't want to jinx it, but I think I may finish it this time.

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I hope you're having a great week. What are you making and reading?


Find more people yarning along on Ginny's blog.


  1. Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books :-) I hadn't read it before I watched the BBC miniseries "Lost in Austen." And then I became slightly obsessed :-) I hope you make it through! I love the twinkle lights around your head board! It looks awesome! I might have to try that :-)

  2. Your sock looks really pretty I like the red alot. And I am reading the Butterfly Forest. Its this mystery thriller book I got for my kindle XD

  3. love your socks! I have knit that pattern up before and it's great :)

  4. I had loved all the movie adaptations that are out there. When I finally decided to read the book, I found one called "The Insight Edition". It's like reading the book with cliff notes, which made me understand and love the book even more.

  5. Ohhh! Austen is one of my favorite authors! Glad it seems to be clicking for you. Hope you get to finish it this time. Some of the relationships of the characters in the older language can get confusing, but when I watched the A&E movie version even more of it clicked for me.

  6. I love that you have two WIPs that complement one another!

  7. I love the idea of a false cable esp one like that that looks like it took advanced knitting skills! What a great pop of color too.
    I'm reading Deborah Harkness's The Discovery of Witches again to refresh my memory as its sequel came out yesterday. Plus, I'm reading Water for Elephants.
    I'm making Through the Woods by Kalurah and my second Breaking Dawn sock.

  8. I love the Pride & Prejudice movies, but I hadn't read the actual novel. I should have. Instead, my curiosity was piqued by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (since I had just finished Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter). I forced myself to finish it, but it was really a waste. They try to convince you that it was written in similar horror story fashion of the time, meaning they take someone else's work and then add words, sentences, and paragraphs to add a supernatural aspect. No matter what they say, it was still ick!

  9. Nutkin is such a beautiful pattern! It's in my queue :) I can't wait to see yours finished!

    Pride and Prejudice is such a great book, I'm glad you're reading it! The Marriage Plot is in my to-read list; how'd you like it? I'm currently reading a few books; Rick Riordan's Lightening Thief, Lois Lowry's The Giver, and of course, Harry Potter is always being read on. I have a few socks on the needles, three (yikes) stockinette, and Wendy Johnson's Diagonal Lace Socks.

    Happy Friday to you!


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