Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Bringing Color to Winter, One Sock at a Time

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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.

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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. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
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.
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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. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Love the play of color a sock brings to a boring winter shoe and a khaki pant.

2 comments:

teabird said...

I'm also a fan of pooling. The serendipity of it is so much fun to watch as you knit!

vtwopoint5 said...

I like pooling too. Thanks for posting the picture of the seaside socks. I've been wondering how that knits up.