Thursday, August 26, 2010

Eestimaa

Departing Helsinki for Tallinn:

I returned this week from a trip to Estonia - a little business, mostly pleasure. I thought I'd share a short fiber-related post!

I traveled with a friend to the island of Kihnu, where we met this cute little sheep and a few of his friends on the way from the ferry to a small restaurant. After a warm lunch, we explored the small, but artifact/information-packed museum about the island's history and its handicrafts. I loved the mitten wall!

I just wish we'd had more time to explore, especially the church and the lighthouse, but the ferry gave us just a few hours. There will have to be a next time!

Speaking of sheep, a few weeks ago an Estonian friend of mine gave me some gorgeous wool from the Estonian native sheep. My friend's cousin is involved in trying to get the breed officially recognized. Maybe the guy above is one? In any case, I think this wool wants to become mittens very soon! It smells lovely (clean and woolly at the same time)!

Departing Tallinn for Helsinki after a great week:

6 comments:

Ruth's Place said...

Looks like a wonderful trip. Nothing like yarn that still smells a little sheepy (or should that be sheepish).

Egater said...

There is other very beautiful island too - Hiiumaa ;) Maybe next time yoou will visit us :)

Nettie said...

Love the sheep. I've been hearing about Estonia lately. Sounds worth a visit.

Andrea, the little collector said...

Sounds lovely! I love a beautiful yarn.

Nines said...

Cool pics and post.

Clara said...

Hi! Beautiful posts lately. I wanted to ask some advice-- I'm going to buy my first sewing machine soon, to make my first quilt, finally. (Baby Quilt) Do you have any suggestions? Hope all is well! -Clara