Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mittens "Russian North"

I knitted these with an insert, and used Russian goat down famous for its warmth for it.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Ancient Roman Glass

I had to post these after a recent visit to Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ancient Roman Glasswork is amazing in its "contemporary flare". These objects date I - II c A. D. The top two are ancient whorls (parts of spindles), the bottom one - a small jar.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Macedonian Socks

This pattern comes from Priscilla Gibson-Robert's book "Ethnic Socks and Stockings". I enjoyed knitting them, however made a few changes in the original pattern.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Black Sea Stockings

I wanted to knit these sock (aka jorabs) for a while, but only managed now. It is so sad that we have two legs, though: a bit boring to knit something again. Same is true for mittens!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jorabs - Turkish Ethnic Socks

Just finished this first one from the pair. The pattern is from Priscilla Gibson Roberts excellent book Ethnic Socks and Stockings. I changed the pattern somewhat: made them shorter. The top of the sock is crocheted using Bosnian Crochet stitch. To learn more about Jorabs, please visit this Wikipedia page. My friend and I wrote it, and will be happy for any contribution of text or images!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cat Duncan

Here is my new knitted project: it took a couple of hours and some leftover yarn.