At my darling daughter’s request, I’m back to knitting hats. Stranded hats. She wore one of my hats to a party and ended up requesting 4 more, including 2 moose hats, which I had to design. I got out my punch cards and away I went. They appear to be frolicking or playing leapfrog though.
I’m going to sew these on my machine to try to speed up the assembly. Right now it takes me almost as much time to finish them by hand as it does to knit them on the machine.
Our good friend is heading way north to volunteer for the Yukon Quest. She is an avid dog lover, skijoerer (yup I spelled that right. Skijoring (in Wikipedia) which is defined as: a sport where a person on skis is pulled by a horse, a dog (or dogs) or a motor vehicle. It is derived from the Norwegian word skikjøring meaning ski driving. So she wants to see the pros at work with their sleds and beautiful dogs. I made her a hat of course.
It’s not my pattern; I bought the knitting chart and made my own punch card for my knitting machine. I’m quite pleased with it. Everyone at the dog shelter coveted one too. A good endorsement. The pattern is Husky Sledding Chart and its graphics are perfect.
Next up are panda hats I am still designing and punching cards for. Three color punch card is keeping my brain fresh. My machine is older and relies on punch cards instead of the computer. This means a lot of up front work before a pattern may be knit.
Loki looked stranded in the snow yesterday when he was stalking something in the bushes.
So handsome. Then he came in and cuddled with the rambunctious, hyper, mildly annoying, but so sweet, kitten, Elli. They were even touching for warmth.
We had a small dinner party the other night and I made the American version of a self saucing pudding and I have to say it was delicious and easy. The recipe is from King Arthur Flour. They call it a self saucing chocolate cake. Our chocolate loving, skijoerer loved it too. A good testament. Here’s how pretty the table looked before dinner. I won’t show you the aftermath but a good time was had by all.
Here’s the link to the King Arthur recipe. Try it!