When I was little, one of my favourite authors was Robert Munsch. If you haven’t heard of him, you should check out his website, especially if you have kids. His books are hilarious whether you’re a kid or an adult, they’re full of crazy parents and embarrassing aunts and stubborn kids, and just all-round silliness. One of my favourite Robert Munsch books is called 50 Below Zero. It’s the story of a little boy who lives up north where it gets very, very cold. His father sleep walks and he often finds him in silly places around their house, until one day, his father ventures outside, asleep. In order to go find him, the little boys dresses very warmly, bundling up in a pair of “boot-like things called mukluks”. I think I remember this story so well because I loved the way the word sounded. So, earlier this month when I saw that Tin Can Knits were looking for test knitters for a pattern for mukluks, I just had to give the pattern a try!
The pattern is here on Ravelry and will be released soon-ish.
They are so cute and they are going to be a Christmas present for J this year. I can’t wait to see the finalized version of the pattern. I’m working on another test knit right now that I will share over the next few days, it’s another baby gift!
I went camping a few weeks ago at Sandbanks with my family and we had a fantastic time. If you’re in the area, I’d highly recommend it if you’re looking to do some “comfortable” camping (as in, there’re running water and showers… I certainly didn’t miss the taste of water purification tablets!). I’ve been meaning to share a few photos from that weekend and have finally managed to get them edited and uploaded!