You are looking at a closeup of thousands of mittens. These were knit by the Latvian people, one pair each, for the members of Nato delegations and media representatives. An unprecedented 4500 pairs of mittens were knit. This pic is just a small representation of the magnitude of this project! The Latvian people must truly be rich in character. Please find the official press release at the official Nato Summit 2006 website, here, and a detailed history of Latvian mitten design and symbol meanings here. I found this story on Marcy’s blog. Fabulous read always, by the way. Enjoy and Happy Friday!