When we were in Ballarat over Easter, I visited my aunt, who lives in nearby Creswick.
My Nana, her mother, also used to knit socks, and when the subject of my foray into the darkside came up, her eyes lit up. She liked my Elven socks (before the mistake was spotted, harrumph!), and so we traced around her foot quickly on a piece of A4, and I left her with a promise of socks in the mail.
So, these are for her; my darling aunt, whom I adore enough to knit lace socks for!
I'm using the Moonlight merino/cashmere, and Cookie's Monkey pattern. In this combination, it reminds me of nocturnal seas, waves lashing against vessels out on the dark ocean at night, hence why I'm calling them Nocturnal.