Wednesday WIPs!

I have three projects on the needles right now, while I have thought about casting on yet another one, I have decided I need to work on these first.    I have made good progress on my  Misty Pearl vest.  The front panels are now resting on stitch holders while I work on the back and I really like the modifications I have made, and will be making.


I really love how my Shallows scarf is looking. I haven’t worked on it as much as I have wanted to, but I can honestly say I really am enjoying knitting with linen and Bonnie’s pattern is a dream to follow.

The last project I have on the needles is a pair of socks,  Feather the Waves Socks using my lovely skein of Black Trillium Lilt sock yarn in the color Mist.  The pattern is really easy to follow and memorize, and the yarn is pure joy to knit with.  I haven’t worked too much on my first sock, but thought I would share a photo of what the design looks like.

I also finished reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.  I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a quick read. The book does jump between three points in time, but it is easy to follow and brings clarity to the story.

A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book—a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-first birthday, they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and very little to go on, “Nell” sets out to trace her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell’s death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled. A spellbinding tale of mystery and self-discovery, The Forgotten Garden will take hold of your imagination and never let go. ~


What’s on your needles, hooks or wheels?

Are you enjoying a good book right now?

22 thoughts on “Wednesday WIPs!

  1. Sandie Knapp

    Everything is looking just great! I’m working on a second pair of split-toed socks, and want to complete 3 pair before I finished, as they are all intended as Xmas gifts for this December. Socks are great Summer knitting, being so easily portable, and never being heavy to work on either. Who ever heard of sweating while knitting socks? LOL Have a great day. :)

    1. Tina Post author

      Thanks a bunch Sandie and I couldn’t agree more about sock projects, portable and not that hot to work with. Sounds like you’re working on fun projects too! 😊

    1. Tina Post author

      Thank you so much 😊 It was a really good book and I’m thinking about reading the Distant Hours next.

  2. starproms

    I do like that grey. It’s a colour we often overlook, but it’s really very pretty especially with some silver jewellery? All your works look lovely and interesting.

  3. lollyknits

    I’m currently powering through the Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce, (great fantasy, technically YA but I don’t care.) spinning some brown yak/merino for a hat for my grandpa, and knitting on an angora baby sweater for the new cousin my aunt is making me! busy busy :)

  4. Darlene

    Nearly done with my Happy Dance socks and working on Sea of Dreams baby blanket. Like all 3 of your WIP’s;. Love the color in your vest and the socks, and isn’t the Shallows scarf fun to knit. I sure enjoyed mine!

    1. Tina Post author

      Hurray, I can’t wait to see them Darlene ☺️. Thank you so much, and yes, the Shallows scarf is great fun.

  5. Wen

    Miss Tina… I LOVE the sound of this book! One of my personal goals this year is to read more, and this one has gone on my list. Thanks for sharing.

    I recently finished a market bag, but misjudged how much it would stretch. Umm…it goes down to my knees with only 4 pieces of fruit. DOHHHHH! ;)

    your WIPs look delightful!
    hugs – hugs

    1. Tina Post author

      You would really like this book Wen 😊 I think your market bag is great ! Can you shorten the strap?

  6. Curls & Q

    Q – It’s not often that I open my wallet to purchase a book. But after your glowing review about The Forgotten Garden I read an excerpt. I was totally hooked and now it’s in my Kindle Library. Still reading it so no give aways. LOL. Thanks for the suggestion.

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