I do research on and recreate garments and objects from the past. My sources range from original items to photographs in books, periodicals, art works, literary references and period patterns. My research also involves the history of knitting needles and related implements.
The portrait in the corner is by Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842) of Elisabeth Alexeyevna (?), location and ownership unknown.
This collection of knitted harvest vegetables and a cornucopia embellishes a table at work. The tiny pumpkins are borrowed from the Halloween tree, and the rest are from various patterns, all scattered across my Raverly projects' page. They were all fun to knit, and contributed to a bit of stash busting.