Someone who would know better than I would once told me that I am a bit of a rare bird because my sun, moon and rising signs are all cancer. I don't know about that, but I do have to admit to being a water baby.
And I had the perfect "water-y" yarn in my stash. Noro is lovely, but isn't something I usually have in my budget. This Silk Garden sock yarn though was something I picked up after my thesis defense, as a little bit of a splurge.
Yarn Supplier: Wild & Woolly in Lexington, Massachusetts
Needles: US 1 / 2.25 mm
Pattern: Riverbed Master Pattern by Cat Bordhi
Pattern Source: New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One
And a picture of the heel detail:
The heel design was done in duplicate stitch with some Knit Picks Pallette in "blue" I had lying around in my stash. The pattern was modified from this dish cloth pattern.
The cuffs were sort of fun too. I did them with a hem rather than any ribbing. To keep the top from getting too bulky, I used a little bit of Louet Gems sock yarn in "french blue", which is a finer yarn, in the same number of stitches for the regular leg, and then I sewed down the live stitches to the inside of the sock.
Pretty! I did really like the colors, but although the Silk Garden sock yarn is significantly less scratchy then Kueryon it still put a lot of wear on my hands a first. After the first few days of knitting with it may hands were a little sensitive, though they toughened up. Verdict? I would buy it again, but even if I could afford to I wouldn't knit with it all the time.