I have to admit I am a bit embarrassed about the latest project off my needles. But there is a really good reason I knit this particular item. Last winter we had several days when the thermometer dipped to -25C (-14F). That is the kind of cold that hurts. It also freezes exposed bits, including a small dog's ears. We would carry poor Jenny outside to do her business, then rush her right back into the house. Still, by the time the thermometer climbed back up to more normal winter temperatures, Jenny had some frostbite around the edges of her ears.
I decided that this year we need to have a better plan. She now has that cute little red jacket to keep her body warm, so I decided a red and white hat would just the thing to keep her ears warm. I cast on yesterday afternoon and a few hours later my mission was accomplished. Jenny will now have warm ears no matter how cold it is outside.
My kids are appalled. I sent Karsten a text with a picture of Jenny in her new hat and this was his reply:
"I don't know what to say. Any dog that needs a toque should be ashamed." (Canadian to American English translation: toque = hat)
I sent one to Alexandra, who was out with a friend, and she told me her friend laughed his head off when he saw it.
I must admit they have a point. No matter which way you look at it...
She does look a bit ridiculous. Okay. More than a bit. Do you think it would be mean to submit her picture over at Dogshaming.com?