Yarn Along – 6/4/14
Laura’s Blog Entry
Does anyone else get really happy when your knitting matches your reading? These sock look perfect with Soulless by Gail Carriger!
I am dipping my toe into reading some contemporary Steampunk literature. Contemporary, meaning it was written recently. EVERYONE knows that steampunk novels are set in 19th Century, whether it is Victorian England or the American “Wild West.” Or at least I know, now that I’ve read Wikipedia.
Recently I tried some “classic” steampunk writing, and it wasn’t my cup of tea. Too many steam powered machines. Not enough vampires.
This first novel in the Alexia Tarabotti series seems to resolve those issues for me. As you can see I am delving deep for my summer reading selections. I haven’t started it yet, so I will let you know how it goes!
The sock is the Duckies pattern by Samantha Hayes. Enjoying it a lot. Haven’t done a top-down sock in some time. The heel turn was a breeze! Racing to the toe and then I will be on to sock #2. Yarn is Manos del Uruguay Alegria in color 9453 Macachines. Which sounds kind of like machines, doesn’t it? A steampunk sock, perhaps? Gotta love the symmetry of that!