he Madonna appears to be Knitting a sock, sewing and finger braiding in this altarpiece painted by Nicolás and Martín Zahortiga, c. 1460 for the Museo de la Colegiata de Borja in Spain. Zahortiga - Google Search
Aldersbach Abbey, Cod. lat. 2599, fol. 106 verso,Germany, about 1200, (Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek).
Giulia Tofana was an Italian professional poisoner. She was famous for selling poison to women who wanted to murder their husbands. She was the inventor of the famous poison Aqua Tofana, which is named after her.
1546. Werkansicht: Das Sächsische Stammbuch - Mscr.Dresd.R.3
Sex, Enclosure, and Scandal in Medieval Monasteries :http://www.medievalists.net/2012/04/02/sex-enclosure-and-scandal-in-medieval-monasteries/