Tiny stitches

One of my greatest struggles in learning Estonian crafts has been in learning how to knit in this very tiny, tight knitting style that Estonians have traditionally used to construct their extremely intricate mittens, stockings, and other knitted items. I, unfortunately, am a loose knitter. I had some nasty bouts of tendinitis some years ago,…

Native sheep of Estonia

Estonia is home to a variety of sheep breeds, but some have undergone genetic testing that has shown that they are closely related to sheep that have been in this area for up to 3000 years (Rannamäe et al, 2016). Overall, the old sheep in Estonia are referred to as maalammas, which is commonly translated…