Here are the 5 ply aqua socks, along with a couple of purple nodding violets. Actually no relation to violets at all, but they go by that name often.
The pattern is a fourteen stitch repeat, so to make things easy for me, I've actually been using stitches on four needles and knitting with a fifth.
I prefer three for the stitches, but couldn't be bothered using a marker in the middle of the instep row.
I haven't done a heel flap for ages and was reminded why when I had 28 rows of it to knit and still have to watch what I am doing with gussett decreases. The cable is done every sixth row and the ladder is a two row pattern.
I may get around to writing it up when finished.