My current work in progress:

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


Thank You . . .

. . . for all the birthday wishes! It was indeed a fine one.

What Did I Do Today?

I went shopping. I bought a new Fossil purse:


I bought a Calphalon “chili pot:”


Lucy stayed home and contemplated life.


Oh, and when I got home, I finished this:


I gotcha Bohus right here, baby!



  1. Yay! Chili!

  2. Beautiful Bohus completed! You must be happy. Does it feel good? Did it turn out the way you expected?

  3. Bohus looks great!

    Wendy, are you of Scandanavian descent? I noticed your God Jul ornament and it reminded me of my year in Norway many moons ago.

    Your knitting choices also lead me to believe you have some Nordic in your ancestry!

    The Calphalon pot is to die for!

  4. First of all I made a mental not to wish you a happy birthday and then I promptly forgot! So belated happy birthday.

    Secondly, I can’t believe you finished the Bohus already. It’s gorgeous!

  5. And a belated Happy Birthday as well.

    I’ll miss the Bohus rock anthems.

  6. Beautiful sweater!

  7. Gorgeous sweater! After I crank out my existing UFO’s (including my steeked cardigan version of your ‘Fearless FairIsle’) I’m seriously considering one of these beautiful Bohus sweaters – nothing like very fine yarn on itsy bitsy needles to make me swoon! that beautiful green yarn is calling to me….

  8. Wow! What a day. What a lovely new purse – birthday gift to yourself? And Bohus!!!! It looks fantastic. What’s next?

  9. Your sweater is lovely, but the burning question –pardon the pun, it not intended to slander your cooking skills and the purchase of a chili pot– the burning question is: What are you knitting next? Me? I started Torino.

  10. Bohus is gorgeous! You are amazingly fast!
    And Lucy should contemplate life it’s what cats do best, ya’ know? >^..^<

  11. I’m glad your birthday was great! The Bohus is beautiful on you…please have the King take a picture of you too…I know I am not the only one who wants to see a better picture of you being beautiful in your Bohus! :o)

  12. The Bohus is Bohdacious! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s lovely.

  13. WOOHOO. sounds like a good day! isnt calphalon fabulous! i didnt know they made a chili pot! but leave it to them.

  14. beautiful!

  15. Wow…she’s as beautiful on as she is in the knitting. Congratulations!

    And, I have to ask…does the key attached to that purse actually go to a lock on the purse? I have a strange obsession with keys….

  16. Lovely, lovely Bohus! Is it super warm?

  17. Beautiful Bohus! The purse is a lovely birthday gift to yourself.

  18. Just Beautiful! What better birthday present to yourself than a gorgeous FO that you can wear!

  19. OOPS! Typo alert. That should be Mental NOTE not mental not in that comment up there.

    *hangs head in shame*

  20. Happy belated Birthday! Lovely Bohus and you’ll love the chili pot!

  21. A finished bohus! Now that’s a great birthday present.

  22. Bohus is gorgeous! Love the bag and the pot. I am a shopaholic as well as a knitter ๐Ÿ™‚ BTW, Lucy is so darn pretty.

  23. Nice sweater, lady.

    How does it feel against the sensitive Norwegian skin? T-neck or no?

    Personal questions, I know, but inquiring minds …

  24. Hip Hip Hooray for handbags, chili pots, beautiful bohus’, Beautiful Lucy, tiaras and the day of Wendy!
    Happy Birthday, Wendy! I may be a day late, but that doesn’t mean it’s not heart felt!

  25. Oh Wendy!

    The sweater is just…well…I have no words!!! I love it!!!!

    I have been working on my Blue Shimmer…slowly. But now I am on the body and it is already going fast.

    Did you order other kits?

  26. Wow, that was quick! It came out great! I was just looking through a Vogue knitting book there and saw some Bohus sweaters there. I was so excited to recognize them.

  27. Love the new bag!

    Chili pot, yummy!

    Did you seam it too? How can you do that so very quickly?

  28. Wow that really is a gorgeous sweater! I am impressed, my only attempt at bohus knitting was a pair of mittens from Folk Mittens and they turned out sized for ET (5 in. circumfrence, 12 in. long) for reasons unkown.
    Happy Birthday!

  29. Beautiful practical bag. Looks like it’ll provide easy access to everything inside.
    Ahh, chilli…yum!
    And beautiful Bohus! It looks so soft!

  30. Very pretty Bohus. Congratulations on finishing it up. The whole thing looks great and the colorwork is amazing.

  31. Happy belated birthday, Wendy!

    Nice gifts to yourself!

  32. yeah for the gifties and even bigger YEAH for the GORGEOUS Bohus, looks divine on you!

  33. Happy belated birthday – I am in dire need of a new purse – perhaps one will find its way to my place!

    Beautiful sweater – you should be very proud of your accomplishment!

  34. Bohus is just beautiful!! I love your new bag!

  35. Naturally the sweater came out beautiful, but I do love the purse…I am such a purse-a-holic.

  36. Oh wow.. that sweater is great.. that color REALLY suits you (from what I can see *grin*) Those type of sweaters never really appealed to me because I always thought they made a person’s shoulders look really wide.. but with the pattern YOU made.. the yoke starts up higher, so it doesn’t seem to widen the shoulders….

    knit on!

  37. Beautiful Bohus!

    I have to say that I too would like to see more photographs of you wearing it. The colors appear to be perfect for you.

    Any comments on the knitting or assembly? Anything you would change or do differently if you make another one? What size did you make? Did you have enough yarn?

    Happy belated birthday!

  38. I’ve always admired that sweater. Yours is beauteous. A belated Happy Birthday!

  39. Now I want to eat chili for breakfast! Happy B-Day! =)

  40. Great sweater as usual! I love learning about all of these traditional garments from around the world by reading your blog.

  41. You say it’s your Birthday (Beatles)
    BUT you gave us the present
    You say it’s your Birthday
    But you finished the Bohus
    You say it’s your Birthday

  42. That is one amazing peice of knitting. Congradulations!!!

  43. Great purse and pot but even better Bohus! It is oh so beautiful…trying to control my covetous urge to order a kit. Must put on my b-day wishlist! Happy b-day again Wendy!

  44. just a long time lurker here- love the sweater- and I love lucy updates. It always amazing how fast you knit. keep up the good work and happy b-day a little late but still heartfelt.