Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Bringing Color to Winter, One Sock at a Time
Molly and Jack have a woobie. It's just an old Target recycled-soda-bottle throw but boy, does it throw a left hook of color.
Outdoors, it's whites, grays, browns, pine green with the occasional flash of red from a cardinal. Look closely and you'll see two beagles in the snow.
Whites. Grays. Browns. Pine green. Cardinal red. From the first snowfall in late October to the first crocus in mid-April, that's our palette. Color is key in the war against the winter blahs.
Speaking of plastic bottles, I enlisted a Listerine bottle to help show you the texture of a Thuja sock.
The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon) in Seaside.
I am a fan of color pooling. The boldness and surprise are part of the fun.
Tom has gotten to the point where he doesn't find readymade socks comfortable anymore. Fortunately, I am happy to oblige. The other day I caved and gave him one of the pairs stowed away for Christmas. These are the Gentleman Socks in STR Rooster Rock.
Love the play of color a sock brings to a boring winter shoe and a khaki pant.
Posted by Helen at 9:13 AM