It's Yarn Along Wednesday and I have some lovely things to show you!
First up, my knitting is something new. After finishing my Miette cardigan I fancied a smaller project that was more portable and immediately thought of some grey German sock yarn that I picked up just before Christmas at a local shop. Then a quick scan of my Ravelry queue showed me Karen's lovely (free!) pattern called (hence the spelling in my title) Gray Skies Above and so I cast on.
The pattern is really easy to follow so far and I love the sort of waffle/seersucker textured effect of it. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to keep or gift them, I'll see how neatly I turn the heel before deciding, I suspect.
I'm taking my time with these socks as I'm not very good at knitting with thinner yarn and needles but I love them already.
This week I read Tasha Tudor's Garden following on from reading The Private World of Tasha Tudor (these books are expensive but if you keep an eye on the second hand ones you can get lucky!).
Tasha's world famous garden is/was quite incredible and I wish the book had been longer and in more detail.
As with all books about Tasha's life, I have been inspired to get out into the garden, too - in between the snow flurries we have had some lovely Spring-like days.
What are you knitting and/or reading this week?
P.S. Don't forget to enter my (international) giveaway for February!