Tomorrow is Husband’s Day or Bondadagur in Iceland.
At least to the best of my ability to figure it out, I believe it is tomorrow – it is a moveable feast roughly calculated to the end of January, combining the ancient calendar month of Thorri with the modern calendar. ( To all in Iceland, please forgive me if I’m off a day or two.)
To celebrate, wives and girlfriends in Iceland pamper their men with a feast of traditional foods that include: dried fish, putrefied shark, soured blood and liver pudding, and ram’s testicles, washed down with something spirited. More recently men have started to receive flowers (which sounds like a better offering, but I’m not a guy, so who knows).
I started thinking that the concept of Husband’s Day is kinda great, but how would we celebrate it here in Canada? Well, since it is January and it is pretty chilly out there, why not knit a hat ?
I’d like to suggest Jared Flood’s Turn a Square, a free download on Ravelry. (According to their stats, 13,317 people have made this hat, as have most of my friends, so I know it’s a pretty good pattern) http://www.ravelry.com/
If you combine Noro Silk Garden with a soft tweed worsted weight yarn such as Mirasol Akapana you are guaranteed to get a stunning result.
Here’s the link for the free hat pattern download http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/turn-a-square/