I began knitting these socks as a way to use my leftovers from the Featherweight Cardigan and a 185yd skein of Louet Gems that I purchased with apparently no forethought (what CAN you do with 185yds of fingering, besides mini fingerless gloves?). I blame the wool fumes.
It was a little interesting knitting with these two yarns. The Cascade Heritage is a tightly spun (as in, don't try to break it with your hands...ow) four-ply fingering weight. The Louet Gems is a very soft and fluffy two-ply. They aren't two yarns I'd normally put together, but I really didn't want to buy another skein of the Louet to make striped socks when I had something that work just fine. Now my stash is a little smaller, and I have a pair of socks that makes me smile.