My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


We Will We Will Bohus

. . . You got yarn on yo’ face
You big disgrace
Knittin’ your hus all over the place

We will we will Bohus
We will we will Bohus

(Well, look at that. I wasn’t done with the lame puns on song titles after all. Go figure.)

Renada asked:
I thought the Bohus collar was knit in the round, and then you separated for the front and back…so you did the colorwork ..dun dun dun…flat??

Nope, the colorwork is in the round (phew!).

You knit the neckband and the colorwork in the round, then after you’ve completed the colorwork yoke, you separate for the front and back and sleeves. It’s only the one-color part that’s knitted flat.


I did complete the armhole shaping on the front.


Here’s a sorta close-up of the short-rowing on the front.


My progress is lesser today, as I did no lunchtime knitting. Instead, I went out to lunch with my boss — at the Acadiana Restaurant in DC (901 New York Avenue, NW — for those of you keeping score at home). What a fabulous time we had — it was so worth giving up my lunchtime knitting!

Besides, my Tuesday Lunch knitting group is meeting twice this week — Tuesday and Thursday. So I’ll have some extra time with the group, which is always so much fun.


I have it on very good authority that Mary got the kit to make the Bohus Blue Shimmer, and she’ll be posting pix on her blog soon!

Knittin’ Time

I’ve been asked the question of how much time I spend knitting each day a couple of times recently.

The commute and lunch hour knitting combined generally adds up to 90 minutes total. Add to that 2 or 3 hours in the evening. It’s a fair chunk of time when you add it all up!

But it hasn’t been all Bohus all the time here. I started spinning this:


This is Cotswold roving in a delightful colorway called Plums and Berries, purchased from Nistock Farms. I really really like how the singles look.

Lucy Sez


“Did someone say Wild Salmon Treats?”


  1. You’re so funny. I don’t know how you continue to come up with song titles – but I personally enjoy them. I’m glad you had a nice lunch – I think it’d have to be a lot of fun to make up for missed knitting time, but it does happen on occassion. Lucy is just adorable. Love her.

  2. I love your songs!
    Oh, what big eyes you have, Miss Lucy. Beautiful ,too.

  3. Is it bad that I was listening to the original Broadway cast recording of RENT yesterday while knitting and misheard “Once the Boho boys have gone / The power mysteriously comes back on” as “Once the Bohus boys have gone?” You’ve been obsessed with the Bohus sweaters for too long – it’s taking over all of our minds now!

  4. Lucy has gorgeous eyes!

  5. I was also wondering about your flat knitting. In Poems of Color, the pattern has you knit the yoke in the round, do front and back shaping flat, knit the sleeves, then join all and knit down from the arm join in the round. I was hoping to knit my Blue Shimmer in the round from the armholes down. Do you think it would work?

  6. Dear Wendy,

    You’ve probably mentioned this before, but what needles do you use for colorwork? I remember you mentioning Hotz & Stein rosewood needles, but the Bohus sweater appears to be on metal needles. I have a hard time maintaining the tension of my floats if I use Addi Turbos. Thank you!

  7. Is Lucy crosseyed? I thought it was my imagination but every picture says it’s so.
    Doesn’t take away from her good looks though.

  8. The P-Man is into the wild salmon treats now too! Are you returning all your Greenies?

  9. That’s a gorgeous picture of Miss Lucy. Perhaps one of the best cat photos I’ve ever seen. Yay!

  10. See? I told you about that song! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ll be home to Bohus…..
    christmasy dontcha know!
    I am in love with your bohus. I do not want to knit one after finding out there is more than 2 colors in a row. I swore I would never again.
    And damn you for making me rethink that!

  11. Okay, now I’ve got “We will we will Bohus” running through my mind.

  12. After looking at the menu I must ask what you had for lunch – the offerings look outstanding. Of course in my little town of fewer than 1,000 almost any menu looks outstanding! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  13. I don’t finish knitting items anywhere even nearly as quickly as you do, but your comment about your knitting time made me think of something. I often get asked by nonknitters, “How do you knit so much and get so much done with your schedule?” What a lot of nonknitters don’t realize is how many perfect knitting opportunities there are throughout the day. I knit while waiting for my kids to come out of school, I knit at their activities, I sometimes knit at lunch at work, and of course, I knit every evening. I often wonder what these nonknitters do with themselves during all of these spare moments in life! Maybe someday, I will be able to knit as quickly as you do, though, and then they will really wonder. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. heya wendy, I am buying a spinning wheel next month and I searched you’re blog looking for photos of your wheels. I only found you’re 3rd weel the Magecraft one (prolly spelled that wrong!).

    You should post soome photo’s of all you’re wheels and how you like them, as lots of people are spinning these days and buying wheels and probably would be interested in your thoughts! Or even photo’s of yarn you spun from each wheel!

    I am pretty sold on the Lendrum DT. I don’t want to have to buy more then one wheel!

    Love reading your blog,

    – Pixie

  15. I’m in awe, as always.

    How do you have time to knit at lunch? Do you not eat? You must be one of those lucky souls who gets an hour for lunch instead of my measley 45 minutes (if I’m lucky).

    Just think of all that stuff I could do in 15 minutes!

  16. Wow…I wanna be you when I grow up.

    Acadiana’s menu looks scrumptious. I think I’d give up lunchtime knitting for that, too.

  17. You’re a super speed demon!