Christmas has been and gone and before we know it we are into yet another new year. Decorations are dusted off and put away, the house is cleaned and normal day-to-day routines are re-established. I love Christmas, but there is always a good feeling when all of this has been achieved.
Socks are still top of my 'favourite knits' list, so it's quite exciting to know that I still have my Opal Advent calendar mimi-balls to play with for at least the next couple of weeks or so, in my spare time.
I decided to crochet two small granny squares from each ball, before embarking on as many 'Dave' socks (Coop Knits) as the yarn will allow. I've photographed the min-balls in the order of their arrival and am using them in that same order, whatever the design, colour or match!
So, here we go with Days 1 and 2! The granny squares will become a cushion cover and the socks will keep my toes toasty!
I have to admit to having become a teensy weensy bit addicted to this lovely project and am managing to squeeze in every little bit of precious free time to spend with it.
A spotty - lined bag always adds a little extra pleasure to the activity! ;-)
So far, each sock has used four mini-balls exactly, almost down to the last few inches of yarn, so I'm expecting six pretty little beauties by the time I get to the end of ball twenty-four.
My Christmas knitting was completed on Christmas Eve, with this lovely pair of stripey socks for my son. I've now made four pairs using West Yorkshire Spinners' Signature bird range and have loved them all. Mr Snoops' pair have washed very well so far!