Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cornice Socks

In early June, I got a call from Lesley over at Wool and Company in St. Charles IL. Lesley and her husband Neal are very clever and always full of great ideas. This time was no different...Lesley had an idea to do a special color and sock for Sock Summit 11.

We thought it would be fun to have her come by the studio and play in the color with Mt. Hood in her mind's eye. The idea of the grey majesty of snowcapped the snow capped mountain dotted with majestic firs under the Oregon sky was our starting point.

We fiddled around a little and then a little more and came up with Hoodwinked. I thought it was a witty name for a pretty color.

As icing on the cake, their faithful sidekick Gretl came up with Cornice, a great sock pattern to go the yarn.

Here's what Gretl says about the name: A cornice is an overhanging edge of snow on a ridge or the crest of a mountain or even a house roof. It is formed by the wind blowing snow over the edge. This stitch pattern come from Omas Strichgeheimnisse reminds us of the cornices on Mount Hood and other mountains.

I like the synergy.


CrochetBlogger said...

Hoodwinked is a terrific name and looks like a beautiful yarn color!

WhizGidget said...

I love that too (despite originally thinking that the color should be red). That sock is awesome!

Ashley said...

I work at Wool & Co. and the color is AWESOME in real life.

Gretl's pretty cool too, if I do say so myself :)