Saturday, October 22, 2011

Around the World in 80 Stitches

Me want! No, not cookies, but this:

It's chock full of historical references, apparently, including an article about the "terrible knitters e' Dent" in nineteenth century England, and the evolution of the sock heel from sixteenth century European stockings.

There's also, ahem, a pattern for Scottish kilt hose by Audrey Manwaring-Spencer.

Yes, yes, I know, I don't need another kilt hose pattern. I've got one already! And I'm halfway through the kilt hose. No new inches since last time. I've also got - counts on fingers - six babies to knit for, plus a sock request and a blanket request.

What's my excuse? My knitting buddy Helen is far away!


  1. Sounds like a real treat of a magazine. :O)

  2. I completely missed this post! I miss you tooooooo!!!!!!

  3. Can't wait for April!
    I finished the kilt hose!!!! Proper blog post about it coming soon...