Some time ago Kathleen Taylor mentioned she knits small items all year and sets them aside for Christmas, so that when the holidays do loom up she has a good store of potentials.
Never being one to disregard such a good tip, I had resolved some time ago to do the same... only, of course, I got distracted. No more!
This arrived in the mail yesterday:
More Jacob/Alpaca goodness from Toots LeBlanc - the top one is called 'red' but is really a warm brown - that will be perfect for little items for up to a dozen people on my list (it's a long list and that's a drop in the bucket, but still, fun!)
And to make the little things really special, I think I will wrap quite a few of them in little zippered purses from tinyhappy.
I don't think any of these friends knit, but the bags are lovely and generously sized, and perfect for other things besides storing your socks in progress. That said, I did just order one that's big enough to store a hat in progress on my 10" Brittany Birch double-pointed needles.