Well, a long time ago, I stumbled across this picture:

(Click image to go to the original blog-poster's site--more info there)

(Click image to go to the original blog-poster's site--more info there!)

Now I know a lot more–and though it was cool then, it’s cooler now. This woman, according to the blogger who posted this (and gives all the rightful credits) is Spanish… but my fun fact for today is actually about Armenian spinning/knitting:

According to Priscilla A. Gibons-Roberts, author of Spinning in the Old Way (I gave Amazon.com link here), the Armenians spun socks out of fine wool–but tiny little “barbs” that caused socks to be itchy and uncomfortable were unavoidable results of spinning the wool. The solution? Put the finished sock on a sock-blocker, inside out, and run the sole of the sock over open flame. The open flames literally singed the little slubby and uncomfortable “barbs” off of the sock–resulting in a comfier fitting sock.

Genius.

I wish I had a picture of this. I searched, dear reader, I really did.

All for now– I am still, unfortunately sick.

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