(Are you wondering how long I’ll be able to keep bastardizing song titles? Um . . . I think I’m about done. Maybe.)
There was a question in the comments about the new Bohus kit I bought — the Large Collar. On the Bohus museum webpage it’s listed as the Large Collar and on my pattern it’s called the Large Lace Collar. They are one and the same. Susanna, who translated the pattern into English, cleared up the mystery:
The exact translation of the the design “Stora spetskragen” is The large lace collar. It would appear that the museum is calling the design the Large Collar. Similarly, the Rose Collar/Yellow Collar are called Rosa spetskragen/Gula spetskragen so in this case the museum has omitted the word for lace [spets] in the English translation).
So there you have it. The straight dope, directly from the source.
My progress on my Bohus:
I completed the back.
And I’ve started on the front.
The front employs short rows on each side to lower the neck in the front. I’ve got the short rows done, so now I’m working on the armhole shaping.
The pattern has you complete the sleeves before starting the front, but I decided to do things out of order. You know — just to be ornery.
Here’s a quickie: 50 yards of “Whipped Cream” spun from 1 ounce of Cotswold lamb/alpaca blend roving from Nistock Farms.
I chose a winner at random from the 66 correct answers to the day of the week on which I was born. The correct answer is Wednesday. The winner is Diana H.
Diana wins this:
Two 50 gram skeins of Cherry Tree Hill Possum Cotton (146 yards each) in the Winterberry colorway.
Thanks to everyone who played! Next contest will be announced on Thursday.
Ho Ho Ho
The King of All Remote Controls and I put up a tree Friday night. With help from Lucy.
Lucy really doesn’t get what the big deal is.