Sorry about the title there. Too much caffeine.
A couple of you have asked where I got my Bohus kit. If you’ll look over to the right in the sidebar, under Works in Progress, you’ll find a link to the blog entry where I discussed how to get a Bohus kit.
I’m afraid you’re in for a bunch of blog entries showing progress on plain green stockinette stitch done at a fine gauge.
See what I mean?
Perhaps I should write blog entries in Middle English to make them more interesting. Or vers libre. Or iambic pentameter.
Shall I compare thee to a forest tree?
Thou art as green and quite mysterious:
As I do knit the precious wool angora,
My needles slide through teeny tiny stitches.
I think my meter is off slightly. Well, I never said I was Shakespeare. I think limericks are more my speed.
There once was a Bohus divine,
Comprised of stitches so fine,
The knitter did knit,
Til she fell into a fit,
And finally crossed over the line.
But serious, folks. I love knitting this.
Does it seem like is it taking a long time though since the needles are so small?
Yes and no. I can really get in a “zone” knitting this. It is great commuter knitting at this point because it’s relatively mindless. It makes great tv and movie knitting as well.
And the yarn is fabulous. I just started the second skein of the main color yesterday. I believe they are 300 meter skeins. The first skein had not a single knot or imperfecton in it. Gotta love that.
It sheds surprisingly little, considering it’s 50% angora. It’s got a lovely fuzzy halo, which so far does not seem to transfer itself to my clothes while I knit.
I should mention that at this point it’s probably about 1% Lucy fur as well.
No Spritz cookies? No breads? No tree? Bah Humbug. But your Bohus is lovely so far…. Maybe Lucy will donate some toys for a mini-kitty tree…
My Bohus is meant to represent a forest — can’t it be my Christmas tree?
No, I’m not really such a Scrooge as yesterday’s blog entry might indicate. I used to go all out. Tons of cookies. All handmade gifts. Decorations out the wazoo. I learned to just say no to the cookie-baking years ago and I’m much happier as a result. My family all have enough handmade sweaters to last them well into the next millenium.
The tree? Maybe the King of All Remote Controls, Lucy, and I will put it up this weekend. Maybe not. You never know.
Some swede you are…
Did you at least dring glogg??
No glögg . . . yet . . .
Oh, and Cheryl? Lutfisk? Never. Pooeys. Ich. Blech.
But THIS is Festive!
Another lovely shawl pin from Designs By Romi!