I've also gotten my butt in gear to finish a couple of Christmas knits. I left it far too late last year, and no one got anything! The gloves on the left are 'Hooray For Me' gloves by Marnie Maclean. I love this pattern, and have used it quite a few times now. Very quick and easy. The yarn is King Cole Zig Zag in Aqua. I really like the feel of this yarn, and this blue is so vibrant!
The socks are from the free Opal pattern that comes with Opal sock yarn. These socks will probably be used as work socks, and will be worn with steel toe-capped boots, so I just wanted a good, simple, reliable pattern. I always wear Opal socks to work and they're very comfy (not to mention funky!). Yarn is King Cole Zig Zag in Rhapsody.
My mitred square blanket has also been picked up again for the first time in a little while. I love having this blanket there in the background, ready to be added to whenever some new spare sock yarn becomes available. It's a proper little labour of love, I think I'm going to be working on it for quite a long time! I have enough new odds and ends to make a nice little bit of progress on it now though, so watch this space!