My quest to crochet 24 Advent socks is now 25% complete: four down, twenty to go -
[edited to add that although I am quite a whizz with the hook, I'm numerically challenged. I'd be nearing 25% if Advent had 16 days, sadly it does not. I'm only 16.6666% there. This is not quite as dramatic an opening sentence as my original one. And sincere apologies to Sister Francis, who tried in vain to teach me rudimentary maths. If she reads this, she'll weep.]
The sock yarn in shades of black, white and grey is a leftover from this hat (don't worry, it's a man's hat. Gladys has not been attacked and eaten by headwear).
This hat - without meaning to be dramatic - almost cost me my sanity. Mr Gingerbread complains that I never make anything for men, so I decided to use my black'n'white flecked yarn to make a Simple Sock Yarn hat, mansize. Grrrr. Never again. What makes working with a sock yarn interesting is the stripe and the changing colours - a sock yarn that merely produces a fleck before changing to the next colour is very, very boring. So during the time it took me to finish this hat, I crocheted six cushion covers, two baby blankets, two berets and a scarf (I am nothing if not prolific). Oh well. At least the leftover yarn made a nice sockette.