At home in Estonia

The past couple of months have been a complicated time for most people. Here, it has been a time of stillness, anxiety, and creativity. I’m not sure how my research can happen at this point; I was supposed to be in the field (literally, with sheep!) this spring and summer, and I haven’t gotten to…

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,…