I have a friend at work from Latvia. Right now she is my most favorite co-worker ever. I brought in my Latvia and Estonia mitten books to show her and she was telling me about her upcoming visit from her parents. I asked if her Mom would be able to bring me a pair of mittens back from Latvia. She said she could. I offered to pay, but her Mom was so excited that someone was interested in Latvian knitting that she wouldn’t accept any money. If only she knew how many of us there are…(lol).
Aren’t they gorgeous. I swear the stitches are just perfect. Some of the most perfect tension I’ve seen. I picture an older grandma lady knitting away on these. I’m feeling so lucky right now just to hold them. I won’t remind you of last years pathetic attempt at my knitting… but I was right before the first frogging. They are supposed to be a bit snug. It has to do with where the thumb placement is from what I can tell when I put them on. I’m ready to try again.
Just like the book. Too cool. These are from Krustpils.