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Roman Dodecahedron – What in the world is that?

All around the Northern Hemisphere of the Roman Empire there are mysterious objects found called Dodecahedron.

A few years ago a friend directed me to a You Tube Video about a possible use for a Dodecahedron - making gloves. I contacted the guy in the video Martin Hallet, and he kindly sent me his Dodecahedron to play with.

Having experimented with various thickness of yarn I made fingers with the Dodecahedron and finished the palm/wrist in Cross Knit Looping with a needle.

Whilst I can make a serviceable pair of gloves using the mystery object, I do NOT think that this is it's orginal purpose.

What do you think?