HerStory Sock Club - Sock - November 2021 - Flowers In Your Hair (Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde)

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The HerStory Sock Club was born out of a desire to learn more about women who have made a difference, the unsung heroines. In 2021, HerStory is all about showcasing women who've devoted their lives to making the world a better place, paving the way for the next generation of world-betterers. We're quite excited about the list of fabulous Hers being highlighted this year, and can’t wait to tell their story in color!

Our November HerStory recipient, Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde built her career around the idea that representation matters, and devoted herself to making space to encourage more people of hispanic descent to pursue careers in the medical field and work in hispanic communities.  Driven by a desire to create a world in which hispanic nurses were supported and plentiful enough for hispanic communities, Dr. Murillo-Rohde pursued degrees in psychiatric nursing, education and administration, and was the first hispanic nurse to be awarded a Ph.D. from New York University.  Her career pursuits involved working with both the World Health Organization and the United Nations.  In 1994, she was named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing.

The November colorway, Flowers In Your Hair is an homage to Dr. Murillo-Rohde's penchant for wearing an orchid in her hair at nursing conferences.  Knitted Wit found a lovely bright green and pink orchid to inspire them.  We hope that Dr. Murillo-Rohde's story inspires you, too.

Sheep to skein, 100% US sourced, locally dyed fiber.

100% US sourced SW Merino Wool
420 yards / 113 grams7-8 stitches per inch on US 1-2

Knitted Wit yarns at For Yarn

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