Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Proof of Sock

The occasion for a second post in one day is proof of sock. As promised, I delayed this Sockapalooza 4 post until there was acknowledgement of receipt from my downstream pal. A month later it can be told that my original pal was Nun in Barcelona. Here's the socks I sent her.

Nun's socks

With the socks come two narratives. I've already blogged about the fossil rainforest that inspired their design. But I also picked the stitch patterns – peacock tail for the cuff, fern leaf for the leg, and moss stitch for the heel – because way back when Sockapalooza started, Nun had just finished a Kiri Shawl (which uses fern leaf) and was starting a Peacock Feathers Shawl, and because the URL of her blog, punto de arroz, translates to rice stitch, more commonly known in English as moss stitch. The socks are pal-specific. And because knitters can, they also have mirror-image star toes.

Peacock tail cuff   Star toes

I'm told there are similar socks out there, notably the toe-up Elfine's Socks by Anna Bell. The similarities are there, but these happen to owe more to Ann's vintage stockings and really were knit with Nun in mind. I hope she enjoys them in good health!

6 comments:

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous!

Bezzie said...

I didn't understand much of her blog--but you can tell those socks really made her day!!!! Very nice.

nun said...

Bezzie, yes they did!!!!!!!!
Ina thank you very much again for beeing so patience with me and be sure that I am the happiest girl in Bloggerland with my new socks!!!

CrazyFiberLady said...

Those socks are gorgeous (especially having seen them up close in person) and the design thought that went into it made for a very special pair of socks.

MissyJoon said...

T/hose socks are so fabulous. Your pal is so lucky!!!

knitseashore said...

What pretty socks! I really enjoyed your Maine photos. It looks like you all had a great time. Are you going to Rhinebeck? I am hoping to be there too.