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


  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
    I have started teaching again and am really enjoying it.
    Hope you are all well.
    Tracy xx

    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