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Saturday, March 14, 2009

kitty: Hopper Sock Pattern

Hopper Sock
by Priscilla Meredith

Type : Socks
Published : March 2009
Yarns suggested: Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock
Yarn weight: Light Fingering / 3 ply [Information on yarn weights]
Gauge: 32 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette
Needle size: US 1 / 2.25 mm
Yardage: 400 yards
Sizes available: M
Knit Direction: Top Down

The sock is named after: Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.

"It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission"
-Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

"A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what a ship is built for." - Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

While she was working on a Mark II Computer at Harvard for the Navy her associate found a moth stuck in a relay impeding operation, where she stated that they were “debugging” the system. She brought the term computer bug into popularity & the term is still attributed to the Admiral.

1996 – The USS Hopper (DDG-70) was launched. It was nicknamed The Amazing Grace, it is on a very short list of U.S. military vessels named after women