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.
Both stockings finished. I just wish I could capture the true shade of the greenish-brown of the wool. It is such a lovely, warm colour but it just does not appear as such on camera indoors or out of doors.