Mim's Knitting Frenzy

Follow the dark and skeery path into the dank recesses of Miriam's mind. There you will find many a knitting needle and the occasional ominous crochet hook. Sinister looking book presses and towering stacks of paper. Where various handcrafts lurk waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting...

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Up and coming

I'm glad you guys all liked the post yesterday (or at least didn't say anything mean ;) ) I was worried it sounded way too historian-geeky.

So yeah.. real knitting content today! I've been working a bit here and there on the Koigu socks that I ripped and restarted in the Yarrow Rib incarnation.

I think they're turning out really well and I can't wait to wear them! But I must admit I've been seriously distracted. I've been carrying 3 socks in my bag with me. I've been reluctant to blog about this since it will be my next design release, but it seems to be working really well and I love it.

This sock is sort of inspired by the socks that Eleanora of Toledo was buried in in 1562. Being the wife of Cosimo de'Medici, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, she was buried in much splendor even though she died of the plauge and was buried hastily. But one of the only things that survived were her socks, which were knit in crimson silk at a ridiculously small gauge. So this pattern will be not so much an adaptation as an "inspired by" version. But I LOVE THEM! And I hope you will to. There was a very impractical and very disproportionate (in my opinion) pattern published in Cast On's holiday issue in 1990. Anyway... Caleb even said he'd like a pair like this, crazy boy... I told him they were girl's socks, mostly because I want them for myself ;)