I'd just joined a new Ravelry group for lovers of Cookie.a sock patterns and I've seen some great Hederas around - I thought this yarn would work really well for the lace pattern - variegated but very subtly, so as not to compete with the lace.
And yay, I was right! (well, at least, I think so!!). Interesting how photos show up things more prominantly (like the purple stripe around the leg) that are not nearly as obvious in real life!I'm really pleased with the way this sock has knitted up. I wasn't that keen on the pattern at first - for some reason I couldn't remember the stitches and it just wasn't flowing. But I kept at it and it didn't take long to come together in my head, and onto the needles.
Now I just have to cast on - and finish - the second sock...
And speaking of sock yarn, looky what arrived for me in the mail yesterday:
Lovely lovely Cascade Heritage sock yarn from Geek Knitter! I was lucky enough to be a winner in her blog giveaway and she assures me the random number generator picked this yarn for me - it was clearly meant to be! I love it and am really excited to be trying this yarn!