I'm joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along today.
My knitting has been slow going this week as I had an unfortunate incident with some hair straighteners and burnt my hand quite badly. I hadn't quite realised before how much I rely on my little finger for balancing my needles so it's been a bit a learning experience!
I found that using small double pointed needles was easier than bigger projects so I cast on a pair of socks in green aran tweed, using the basic Silver's Sock Class pattern (a really great resource for anyone wanting to try knitting socks for the first time - it has lots of pictures).
I love the flecks of colour in the tweed. The yarn was a bit scratchy when I picked it up but softened well after being worked on the needles. One sock is finished and feels lovely and warm.
My Aspen Wrap has only progressed about 26 rows but I hope to get moving with it this week. It is now long enough so that it keeps me warm whilst I work on it, which is just perfect with the weather getting noticably chillier and is staving off my cravings to light the fire in the evenings.
At some point I'm going to have to get busy with my blanket squares - I'm so behind that I haven't even finished my July blocks yet. Oh, for more hours in the day!
I've just started reading The Private World of Tasha Tudor after finding a cheap second hand copy. I adore Tasha's illustrations. I treasure my copy of Take Joy! - it's one of my favourite things to pull out of my Christmas boxes so I'm really looking forward to learning more about her life.
What are you knitting and/or reading this week?