Saturday, February 12, 2011

Victorian Writers Knitting Club: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

[This post includes spoilers for the club mentioned in the title]

Last year Woolgirl announced a new club inspired by the writers of the Victorian period. I signed up for only two of the shipments: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (February 2011) and Bram Stoker (October 2011).

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes package arrived yesterday:

It includes a sock pattern designed by Anne Hanson and a skein of Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Sock (Hound of the Baskervilles colorway) as well as a bunch of other goodies (stitch marker, bookmark, notion bag, etc). I'm quite pleased with it. Russell has already claimed the little wooden clock-face box and the soap (orange clove goat's milk from Dancing Mooney). Since I've knit with the Serenity sock before I know that it is a luscious merino/cashmere/nylon blend.

I've also been inspired to read some Sherlock Holmes stories. I have The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on my Nook. I read the first two stories ("A Scandal in Bohemia" and "The Red-Headed League") before I confessed to Russell that I'd expected them to be the first of the Holmes stories and he dug out his Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes so I could start from the beginning.


  1. I don't know if you two have seen the new BBC show called Sherlock. It re-imagines the characters and sets them in modern day London. Purists (Russ?) may hate it, but Susan and I enjoyed it. :)

  2. I hadn't heard of the show, but I expect I'd like it (and I'll make Russell give it a chance).