By Saturday, the Bohus was ready to go out and party, so I took her to the Washington DC American Scandinavian Association Lucia Festival. (Update: Check out The King of All Remote Controls for a report and more photos of this event!)
She got to see Estonian folk dancing:
And Nordic dancing:
You can see how well-behaved she was, sitting quietly in her seat:
This morning I finished the yoke pattern:
Here’s a close-up:
A couple of you have asked how I would rate the difficulty of this knit.
I think you’d want to have some experience in stranded colorwork for this. There are some three-color rows in this design, and some of those three-color rows have purl stitches on the right side, so there’s a lot of manipulation of yarn going on.
It’s also knit at a very fine gauge on small needles. In a yarn with a bit of a halo — it’s half-angora.
So this is not a beginner sweater. Still, there’s nothing hugely difficult, technique-wise. If you’ve done some colorwork and feel comfortable knitting on 2.5mm or smaller needles, do not be afraid to try a Bohus!
Lucy has been a big help in the knitting, by keeping my knitting bag weighted down:
Birthday Contest, Week Two
There were 70 correct answers, identifying my place of birth as Worcester, Massachusetts. Fairly easy question, as the information can be found in more than one place on my website.
I did a random drawing from among the correct answers, and the winner is Bethe (who actually lives in Worcester!), who wins this:
A skein of Kaalund Expressions laceweight mohair in the Toucan colorway. Bethe, I’ve emailed you.
Thanks to everyone who sent in a guess!
Tune in tomorrow evening for some further Bohus adventures . . . and for a shocking photo of Lucy!