Even after the fall of the Taliban, as Afghanistan has remained in turmoil, Afghan women have continued to knit to earn money to support their families.
Re-creating a Bjärbo sweater was a knitting challenge. But for Mimi Seyferth, it was also a way to honor Rita Riffolt Varney and her pride in her Swedish heritage.
Many revere Molière as a comedic genius, but he should also be recognized for his use of needlework references to comment on the narrow scope of women’s lives in his time.
Mimi Seyferth designed her functional soldiers’ socks after ones from a Greek flyer and added an elegant meander design.
Have you ever thought of using double-pointed needles from a pair of knitted socks as a murder weapon in a mystery novel? Author Patricia Moyes did just that in Night Ferry to Death.
Designers find inspiration for knitted socks in all sorts of places. Read the story behind PieceWork contributor Mimi Seyferth’s “House of the Seven Gables Socks to Knit” project, which was featured in the September/October 2015 issue.
The original socks were the most expensive socks for sale in the Gjirokastra gift shop where I purchased them. According to the shopkeeper, the higher price was attributable to the fine quality of the heavy wool yarn used to knit the sock.