Keeper of the Flocks by Rich Ensor
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Keeper of the Flocks

Knitting
February 2016
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
S(M, L); 8(9, 10)"; 56(64, 72) sts
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When viewed from the side, these socks reminded me of the winged sandals worn by Hermes, god of the herds, markets, athletics, and heraldry. The ancient Greeks liked to give their gods a lot of titles, and Hermes was no exception. Here are just a few of the titles given to him by his cult:

  • Keeper of the Flocks
  • Ram Bearer
  • Of the Market Place
  • Of Crafts
  • Three-Headed
  • Of the Games
  • Champion
  • Interpreter