Sunday, August 27, 2006
What you don't see on the D2 bus! Friday night after work, I sat across from this strapping young hunk, who hauled yarn and needles out of his briefcase and continued work on what looks to be a sock. He is plugging into centuries of history.
Alitadesigns.com says the remains of knitted garments have been discovered dating as far back as the 4th or 5th Century B.C. in Egypt. The remnants found were of socks--worn with sandals or at the very least what the well-buried Egyptian wore in the tomb. Knitting appears to have begun in Africa or the Middle East, although some early knitted garments (first century A.D.) have been discovered in Aztec sites in S. America.
There are lots of knitting blogs, including a webring of knitting blogs (http://boogaj.typepad.com/knitting_blogs).
www.MenKnit.net is self-explanatory.
www.yarnharlot.ca/blog is very popular if you count the number of times this blog shows up on other bloggers' lists of favorites.
Xtreme English would love to learn how to knit good wool socks, but i get lost when trying to turn the heel (or however you say it). Maybe I should just knit the tops and then slip them on like spats over plain old store-bought socks.