I was delighted that my silly question about how you clasp your hands prompted such a lot of fun and thoughtful comments.
Just so you know, I am left-handed and I clasp right thumb over left.
The KOARC is right-handed and clasps left thumb over right.
Carissa pointed out this interesting article written in 1932 in The American Naturalist about the subject of hand clasping and arm folding. You have to be a subscriber to read the whole article, but I found the first page that displays on the link very interesting! Thanks, Carissa!
About That Other Poll
Although it was not the popular favorite, my new socks will be called Trilobite Socks. Here’s the first sock, completed.
I have long had a fondness for trilobites, and when the pattern for this sock first began to emerge, that’s what I thought it looked like.
My fondness for trilobites can be traced back to a toy my brother and I got one year for Christmas: Creepy Crawlers. Anyone else have a Creepy Crawler set? Remember Plasti-Goop? Ah, childhood!
The trilobite was my favorite Creepy Crawler. On this page there is an excellent photo (scroll down) of all the Creepy Crawler molds (the trilobite is in the mold in the top row, center). Looking at that picture really brings back memories! I wonder what happened to all the Creepy Crawlers my brother and I made?
Summer of Socks Prize Winners
Just so you know, I’ll be sending the prizes out a few at a time — so it may take a little while before you get your prize if you were among the winners. Thanks for your patience!
I’m so pleased that so many of you have reported success in purchasing my patterns from The Loopy Ewe. As I told some of you, I sent a huge number of them out to Sheri, in hopes that they’d stay in stock long enough for you to be able to pick and choose. It seems to have worked — a few of them are out of stock, but a number are still available. And fear not — Sheri will re-stock the ones that have sold out. She’s just placed another huge order with me.
Thanks so much for your enthusiasm in purchasing them. You really know how to make a girl feel wanted, you know?
I know I’m loved and wanted!