I feel like I should state up front: this was not at all an original idea. The Whispers pattern by Veera Valimaki has been floating around in the back of my head, appealing to the part of my brain that regulates "start-itis" since it appeared on Ravelry one day. It's an adorable, feminine pattern that's great for the changing of the seasons (or even summertime, if you use some plant-based fiber). I was sold on the prospect of making one for myself after I saw Cassy's project on Knitthehellout. She used this gorgeous ombre dyed yarn by Black Trillium Fibres on Etsy, and I couldn't stop looking at the FO, it was so pretty. I went online to check out the shop and ended up buying myself a 31st birthday present of the Lilt sock gradient kit in plum and downloaded the pattern. Normally, I'm not one to copycat, but I give Cassy full credit for this brilliant idea and hope that mine turns out half as great as hers did. Truth be told, it's already bound off and waiting for blocking - hopefully I can get some finished photos in the next few weeks!