Putting a literary foot forward

Knitters looking for a cool project - or readers looking for warm feet - will want to take a look at a sock pattern by Gryphon Perkins featuring "a reproduction of the introductory text in the oldest surviving manuscript of Beowulf." (photo)

The pattern for the Beowulf socks is available to purchase for US$5.00 from The Sanguine Gryphon website, which also carries other interesting patterns.