Friday, 12 March 2010

wearin o' the green ready


My socks are ready too. You are all so fast this month. The yarn is Trekking Flame, again hand-dyed. Not really Irish green but it's green and it looks like spring.

Thanks Tama, can't wait for the next 6 months.
What does wearin o'the green mean ?

Groetjes, Mirella


Tama said...

This is what Wikipedia says, "The Wearing of the Green" is an anonymously-penned Irish street ballad dating to 1798. The context of the song is the repression around the time of the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Wearing a shamrock in the "caubeen" (hat) was a sign of rebellion and green was the colour of the Society of the United Irishmen, a republican revolutionary organisation. During the period, displaying revolutionary insignia was made punishable by hanging."

It's an Irish thing. Great socks by the way!

marit said...

Love the colour!

not just a mom said...

I like that you took the design down into the toe. I miscalculated and stopped the pattern too soon.

mirella said...

Aah, Rebellious socks, thanks for explaining.
Groetjes, Mirella

Lynn said...

Fabulous socks. You've got some great stitch definition there. Well done.