from my super-special Sockapalooza sock saviour Valerie! A GORGEOUS pair of socks...
The pattern is Deb Barnhill's Back-to-Basics, available in the Fall 07 issue of Knitty and the yarn is Fleece Artist (I *think*. Please correct me if I'm wrong Valerie). I'm fascinated by the structure of the socks; they're knitted toe-up and the gussets are on the top of the foot and the ribbing runs from the bottom of the heel flap to the cast-off edge. I'm definitely going to have to knit myself a pair.
As you can see, they fit beautifully and they're ultra-comfy. I LOVE the colourway Valerie chose - purples, navy and chocolate.
Valerie also included a some Project Info Cards and a skein of Fleece Artist's Nova Socks (a riot of glorious blues. So pretty!) The project info cards will definitely come in handy, just the right size to attach to a pair of gift socks (as Valerie did with my socks).
Thank you Valerie for my "Nova Scotia" package (Valerie, Fleece Artist and the sock designer, Deb Barnhill, are ALL from Nova Scotia!!!). Thank you for knitting me a beautiful pair of socks, for lovely sock yarn and project info cards, but most of all thank you for volunteering to be a sock saviour, I sincerely appreciate your time and effort.
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What a great package! Those socks are superb.By kgirl, on 23 October, 2007
Well, how about that? They are knit TOE UP! What an interesting pattern, too! Very nice package!By Rebecca, on 23 October, 2007
hurrah! they arrived safely! I'm glad they fit and I'm glad you like them. And yes- they are fleece artist. Love that stuff.By Valerie, on 24 October, 2007
Oooh, these are lovely socks! I didn't realize these unique details about that pattern when I saw it in Knitty before. Now I've queued it!By limedragon :-: Harriet, on 24 October, 2007
The socks fit you perfectly & the colors are gorgeous - you are a lucky girl to receive all these goodies!By Ann, on 24 October, 2007
Tag, you're it!By Cyndilou :), on 24 October, 2007
That really is a Nova Scotia package, isn't it?By Deb, on 25 October, 2007
Great socks, and good looking feet I might add.By Sue H, on 26 October, 2007
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