A final round-up of the Estonia trip…
Haapsalu is the epicentre of Estonian lace knitting – it’s a leafy seaside town with wooden houses, a castle, and a magnificent railway station. It was pretty quiet in June.
Tartu, a university town in Eastern Estonia, was deserted for Jaanipäev, but we managed to find a coffee in the very impressive central square, and a fine meal at a Georgian restaurant.
The textile items are from Tartu’s souvenir shops and a couple of small museums nearby, and include traditional men’s socks without heels – they look like they could be children’s hats.
The sketch and swatch are for the Ruff Shawl pattern – I spent a lot of time during this trip perfecting the cables.