I used this pattern to finish the foot end of the sock because the Opal pattern hasn't reappeared since Christmas, it must have gone in the recycle with the wrapping paper.
What is it that makes knitting so therapeutic? I thought 2.5mm needles and sock yarn would grow really slowly but it doesn't and it is so rewarding to work with.
I think the fact that it enables me to just block out the world for a bit and gives me a bit of peace is a big part of it. I can see it becoming a bit of an addiction. Mum saw me doing it and said ooh aunty so and so always used to carry around her sock knitting ....
Early memories of my nanna are also full of knitting, it makes me feel closer to her in some way.