I’m currently lost in mitten world.
I can’t quite describe it with words. I just can’t stop knitting them and can’t help noticing patterns and textures in my day to day life that would look great on mittens… Everything around me is a potential pair of mitten waiting to be knitted.
I have been eagerly reading all about Latvian mittens lately*, admiring their intricate colourworks, the various meanings of the symbols used in the patterns, and their History.
I find it truly fascinating how mittens played such an important part of Latvian traditions and day to day life.
Although I have been thinking about it and drawing a lot of squares, I haven’t finished designing my very own first pair of of mittens yet. I have to hold myself back and remember to keep it simple.
Today I just finished this pair though…
*I have been reading the excellent Latvian Mittens Traditional Designs & Techniques by Lizbeth Upitis.