Here in the southern part of the Netherlands, we’ve been lucky enough to have some snow! On a Friday afternoon, my boyfriend and I decided to start our weekend a couple hours earlier and drive to a nearby forest. The roads were very busy with (probably) other people going for snowy walks, but luckily there are a lot of walking spots in the area so once we got into the forest it was actually very quiet.
The snow was ‘sticky snow’, my favourite kind! It’s the snow you get when the temperature is just below zero degrees, and makes for good snowball-throwing and snowman-making since it sticks together well.
So of course we had to build a snowman! Did you know the Dutch word for snowman is ‘sneeuwpop’, which is literally ‘snow-doll’? I have always been interested in language since I was studying Linguistics in university. Especially nowadays I’m more and more aware of which words are gendered (for example snowman) and when they are gender neutral (‘sneeuwpop’). It’s just very interesting to me so I thought I would share.
Normally I’m not a person who likes walks, but snow changes things! And I’ll be honest, the best thing about snow is that it makes for a brilliant photo backdrop. It just works so well for handknit items, look at how the colours pop! So I was excited to get some more pictures of my Home Hat design.
Home Hat Pattern
If you want to knit your own Home Hat, there is still time to knit it and wear it this winter! If you’ve watched my recent podcast episodes, you’ll know I knit a lot of hats last winter. Some I was able to finish in two days, hats are just so quick if you get the hang of it!
Find my Home Hat pattern here for FREE
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