I love knitting geekery. Especially anything to do with history. This article details a bit of history on Latvian mittens.
I've admired Latvian mittens for a while now, I've been meaning to work up the courage to knit at least one pair for myself... the colour & pattern work on these are amazing - if only I can get past all the fair isle that needs to be done! But they do look fantastic nonetheless.
One day... hopefully this winter!