Friday, 11 October 2013

Opal, Socks, The Little Prince and Me

I love books, I always have. One of the books I loved as a child was The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery. I also love a good favourite things crossover (like this and this) so when I saw that Opal had bought out a collection of sock yarns based on this book my obsessive, nostalgic side kicked in and I knew I had to collect the lot!


I just had to re-read the book too. It's funny to read books that you loved so much as a child when you are an adult, things that probably passed me by when I was young seemed to have a powerful resonance now. The illustrations are wonderful too, I love that Opal have included some on the ball bands.

My plan with this yarn is 9 pairs of socks, a pair in each colour and a stripey pair combining all the scraps for some extra special socks.

I have knit one pair so far ...


... a simple top down pair with a slip stitch heel.

I am now using all of my mind control powers to urge Opal to make a Moomin inspired line!! MOOMINS!!

What beloved story book would you like to see in sock yarn?

Dani x

2 comments:

  1. Oooh they look scrummy, I think it would have to be a yarn inspired by the Narnia books. Just think how luscious an Aslan yarn would be....
    On another note I have changed blog names, if you are still interested Dani. My new one is http://craftclubiow.blogspot.co.uk/
    I have started teaching again and am really enjoying it.
    Hope you are all well.
    Hugs
    Tracy xx

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    1. Narnia ones would be amazing!! Really pleased to hear you are well and enjoying teaching :) I'm off to look at your blog xx

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