Our friend, Harriet, in Norway has designed patterns of Shiba dogs used on hand-knitted hats, scarves, socks, and mittens. Sales of finished items support a Shiba club that offers information, dog training, etc.
Harriet’s website is in Norwegian, but we can have it translated to English. Have you ever had a website translated? There are a number of sites that will do it. I usually go here and paste the page URL into the box. If we do that with Harriet’s site we get this.
Shibas are not sled dogs, but they are in the spitz family to which huskies also belong.
Because it’s a computer-generated translation, it’s not the best. But we can understand enough to get the gist, and we get some laughs to boot.
I have a friend who is a Japanese/English translator. (Shiba’s originally hail from Japan, by the way.) She works hard to not just translate words, but also tone, nuance, and implied feelings and ideas. There’s more to translating than finding synonyms, and computer-generated translations bring home that point.
Anywho. Harriet’s designs are great and the hand-made knitwear is beautiful. Check it out!