The pattern is by Monika Eckert from her Klabauter-goes-socks subscription and, as often with Moni's patterns, challenged my skills even after 60 some years of knitting. The yarn is Plymouth's Rockin' Sox in a green/blue (almost purple) shade. The yarn contains some Bamboo which gives it a nice shine. Of course, the camera didn't pick it up. But here is a photo of the first sock.
The pattern is named "Bad Toelz" after a Bavarian town in Germany and reflects the ornate architecture of the spa. I found this photograph on Wikipedia.
A retired psychologist living in North Western Michigan. I was born in Calw, Baden Wuerttemberg and lived in Bad Teinach for a while. I've also lived in Zweibruecken, Germany, southern and northern England and in the US in California, Ohio and finally ended up in Michigan.