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.
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.
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!