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Ukrainian knits

16 November, 2014

A quick search for “ukrainian” on Ravelry gave me a bunch of beautiful mitten patterns.

My Ukrainian lessons are going well. I’ve been working on making my italki course today and I’m still excited by my progress. I’m conjugating verbs by memory, so I can’t complain too much. I just need to get off my lazy butt and actually start to do something with the vocabulary that’s starting to sink in. (I feel like I say that an awful lot…)

But.

I’m tired of talking about learning the language, so for a change I’m going to talk about something else. (I know!)

I like to knit and I don’t do it nearly enough, but this weekend I just HAD to knit. I knit a bit and then got lost in Ravelry. In my defence, I was looking for some advice on knitting a certain pattern I’ve had my eye on for a while.

When I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I decided to start searching for random things. Searching for ‘ukrainian’ brought up Daniel MacBride’s beautiful mitten patterns. And I do mean beautiful.

I’ve wanted to try my hand (ha ha) at Latvian mittens because I think those are absolutely beautiful, but when I saw these? They remind me so much of the cross stitch table runners my baba used to make. I have to knit these. I think I’m going to bump them to the top of my project list. They’ll take me forever, and they’re going to be difficult because I have problems with multi-coloured projects, but I can’t stop thinking about how awesome it will be to have something that reminds me so strongly of my grandparents that I made.

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