Thank you for all the holiday wishes you left in my comments. We had a lovely time.
Christmas Eve was spent at my parents’ house. Here is one of my parents’ kitties, Lucy’s little cousin, Koko:
And here is my parents’ Christmas tree:
The KOARC and I celebrated in our usual sedate style. Here, KOARC adopts a festive look.
While I choose to wear the utilitarian extension cord earrings.
On Christmas morning, Lucy opened her gifts.
Teddy chose to wear my unfinished Bohus.
Speaking of the Bohus
I’ve done surprisingly little knitting in the past few days, so there’s not a lot of progress to show. There was a request in the comments to see the inside of the yoke. Here you go:
At the bottom of the yoke, it was 400 stitches around. Upon completing the yoke, you divide that into 4 sections, for the front and back and two sleeves. I’m currently knitting the back. The rest of the sweater is all black, so be prepared for lots of photos of black blobs.
The yarn is a merino/angora blend, and quite lovely to knit, even if it such a tiny gauge and it takes forever. I started the neckband on a 16″ Addi Turbo. As soon as I had enough stitches, I switched to a 24″ Addi Turbo. When I increased the next time, I put the stitches on a 29″ Knitpicks needle, which I soon discovered was too slippery to use. I think the extreme pointy-ness of the Knitpicks needle encouraged the sttiches to try to escape off the end of the needle. I switched to a 40″ Addi Turbo after the last increase and was much happier.
Now that I’m knitting the back, I’ve got the stitches back on my 24″ Addi Turbo.
Heifer Prize Drawing!
Without further ado, the winners in this week’s raffle:
Penny T. wins a Namaste Vintage Knitting Bag, donated by Jane of The Yarn Grove.
Elizabeth D. wins a Designer scarf kit, donated by Raye Schwartz
Laura L wins two skeins of Sockotta, enough for 2 pairs of socks, donated by Wendy Isett
Ivy R. wins four skeins Satakieli wool, donated by Raye Schwartz
Kristin B. wins two skeins lama/wool yarn from Mountain View Farm, donated by Raye Schwartz
Thanks to one and all! Next Tuesday (also known as Black Tuesday, my 50th Birthday), the trusty random number generator will draw the names for the final weekly prizes and for the grand prize.
There will be no blog entry tomorrow as I will have a special visitor here. No doubt hijinks will ensue. I’ll be back on Thursday!