This is how the garden has looked for the last few days, so no apologies for spending lots of time knitting. I've posted off this little sweater to Phoebe, my virtual niece, together with a pair of socks from the leftover department. The jumper pattern is Active from Pipsqueaks by Kim Hargreaves in Sirdar Superwash pure wool dk, I found 8 balls in a charity shop and used slightly more half of them, the socks an Opal kids pattern I found on the net.
I've knitted a few more pairs of children's socks all based on the same pattern, some with ribbed cuffs some plain. They are so quick and easy that I'm beginning to think about something a bit more challenging but there's plenty left in that bag of odd balls and since I'm being really virtuous about my stash I'll keep going. If I don't find homes for them all they can go to the charity shop, how good am I, but I would make some little labels with washing instructions and probably put my name on them, good but not that altruistic.