Sunday, January 10, 2010
Finished Object Friday on Sunday
Since then, my love of Bohus knitting has grown to a bit of an obsession. As far as I have been able to find out, Kimmett Croft is out of business, but a real live Swedish woman named Solveig Gustafsson dyes incredible reproduction yarns and works with the Bohuslans Museum as well as the venerable teacher Susanna Hansson to make kits available worldwide. So, a couple of years ago, I bought a kit for a full sweater-the Forest Darkness, (scroll down about 3/4 of the way) and I decided I had to get the hat done before I'd let myself start on the sweater. Now of course, it is my absolute favorite hat. The yarn, a lovely combo of Ramboulliet and Angora is so perfectly soft and light. I love wearing it and often leave it on even while I'm in the house because I forget I have it on. I began winding the yarn for the sweater and it feels WONDERFUL. I can't wait to get started on the knitting. A Bohus reproduction was the winner at MD Sheep and Wool last year and it so deserved it. It was exquisite. I only hope mine can be made to the same amazing level of perfection.