A lovely package arrived for me yesterday - from Rachel !
I am thrilled beyond words................. Rachel created these lovely socks completely... and I do mean completely - she dyed the fiber, spun the yarn, plied the yarn, washed the yarn, created the pattern, and knit the socks.... wow.... I am grateful beyond your wildest imagination.
They are so beautiful (and I've already begged her to publish the pattern.. I want to knit this fun pattern too!) There is a intricate cabled lace pattern up the middle front, and then lace along the top and sides as well. I'm sure that she will be able to do more justice to photographing it and describing it - suffice it to say that they are wonderful - feminine, soft, elegant. (can you tell I love them yet?)
I immediately put those beauties on my feet, despite the rather warm day here, and refused to take them off! They fit me perfectly.. thanks so much Rachel !
Oh, wait.. yes, there were also other fabulous goodies in the box - A german postcard (Klaus knew exactly where it was - grin) and some great sweet treats (gone now - another grin) AND a skein of her hand dyed sock yarn in color :Watermelon Swirl. The yarn is fabulously dyed. Hop on over to her new shop and buy some! Oh.. you want to see that yarn even closer? You betcha! I can't wait to free up my needles and make some socks with this pretty color.
been great fun !
I'm glad that I was part of it.
Thanks and many hugs to Rachel for my perfect socks!