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Happy birthday, Estonia!


Last year Estonia started yearlong celebration of 100th birthday. For our small country it was very important milestone.

Although by blood I’m more Russian than Estonian, I was born here and raised as Estonian. And I am very grateful for that. I grew up speaking two languages and later thanks to American cartoons, I had three.
I’m happy that I had privilege to grow up in a peaceful and beautiful country. Since my birth, Estonia has evolved tremendously and keeps on getting better. We are probably best known for Skype, model Carmen Kass and e-Government (and of course much, much more), but for knitters it’s Estonian lace. Patterns contain nupps, which are unique to our region and what made patterns extra special. They are also proof that fine lace is knitted by hand, no machine can still do it.

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