Laura Sterna (25), from Latvia, wears woolen socks around the house, like slippers. She always wears a pair of cotton socks under the wool socks, though, as otherwise the wool feels too rough on her bare feet. Her grandmother knitted these socks for her six years ago. It’s quite common for folks in her home country to wear wool socks, as winters in Latvia can be bitterly cold. She has three more pairs of socks like these in a drawer back home. Sterna hopes to complete her MSc degree in water management next June.
In the Nostalgia (Heimwee) series, photographer Hans Stakelbeek profiles international students who have an object with them here in Delft that reminds them of home. If you would also like to be profiled in the series, please mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org