An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Monday, April 5

April 05, 2004 Posted by Vaire

The Deni Everyday Cardigan is still a black blob, although it's a bigger black blob now. I have almost reached the end of the raglan increases. Since there is no progress on the kitty blanket and Black Blob is not photogenic, here's a little something:

First mockup of medieval Votic mitten

The first mockup of a medieval Votic mitten, in dire need of more research. I must go to Estonian National Museum in Tartu and examine the 17th century mittens and socks there. Only one pair of each, but both have fairly big fragments with surviving cast on edges. I know, I know. 17th century is 400 years latern than 13th, but it's closer than any modern thing that I could come up with.

The last time I was there, I was concentrating on garments and didn't take exhaustive notes on the knits. Some day, when I have a week to spend, I'll go back with a whole array of examining tools, prepared questionnaires and a laptop and write down everything from spinning methods to measurements on everything in that outfit. Hopefully I don't have to go back more than once after that. As I know myself — something's bound to be overlooked.