This afternoon I checked the audiobook of Tom Sawyer out from the library, and settled down with my knitting needles and yarn to give it a try. It's not my first introduction to Mark Twain; I read his Joan of Arc a year or two ago and loved it, for the most part. But I needed something besides Artemis Fowl to listen to and Tom Sawyer looked (and is proving to be) enjoyable.
I listened to it for about an hour before dinner, while I finished my Instant Gratification Scarf I started on Monday. I could easily have finished it Monday night or Tuesday, but I was too busy spinning to knit at all yesterday.
But now it's done, and not exactly worthy of being called a WIP anymore, but I'll still include it as one so it can fit into this post.
It probably took me a total of 3 and a half hours to knit. Again, I used US15 needles and Knitpicks Full Circle Bulky held double throughout. It's really, really long; I'll be able to wear it as pictured above looped once loosely or wrapped two or three times around. It's very soft and cosy, and I hope we'll have some more cold days so I can wear it before next November.
This is the third or fourth pattern to be started with this yarn; I just couldn't find the right pattern for it. But this turned out perfectly!