Latvian storks fly to the Serengeti in Tanzania for the winter. I know, I saw them there. A bit bizarre seeing them among zebras, lions and flamingoes. You cannot see them in the photo, but I knit them in the green meadows of Latvia on the right side, and migrating to Africa on the left.
This pair is with thumbholes! I hand knit these on 5 needles in the round using the traditional twisted stitch technique found in Latvian mittens. Its time consuming, but I just love how it adds texture and depth. The knit wrist warmers then get tossed in with a load of laundry to felt them at 40c and 1200 revolutions. You can continue to wash them in the washer, lay flat on towel to dry.
Knit with local Baltic raised wool spun in Pāce, Latvia where no chemicals are used for washing, just water from the pond. There are still bits and pieces of meadow chaff here and there to prove it.
width - 9,5cm (3.75")
length - 15cm (5.75")