Bohus Wristlets - FO!
Last Saturday, I attended a Bohus Workshop by Susanna Hansson - put on by the Kitchener-Wateroo Knitter's Guild, of which I am a member.
In addition to a fabulous presentation on the history of Bohus knitting -- not a traditional Swedish knitting style, but more of a fashion style developed in Sweden, knit by a group of women who needed to help support their families for a 30 year period 1939-69 -- we were treated with the opportunity of knitting one of the fabulous Bohus designs, in the authentic yarns (well as authentic as one can get these days) in the form of wristlets.
Here are my Bohus Blue Shimmer Wristlets -- they are stunningly beautiful, and gorgeously warm to wear!
Also in attendance at this Workshop were Sally Melville, knitter extraordinaire who was the founding member of the KW Guild; Renee, aka Froggie Meanie, designer of the Cherished Pullover; Michelle of In Yarn Veritas (who brought along her Autumn Rose sleeves) - check out her blog report on the Bohus Workshop; and Carolyn, my LYS owner and fabulous knitter, who although allergic to Angora, chomped down hard on a knitting needle and knit all day with the angora blend yarns that we were using.
These designs are being recreated in yarns replicating the orignal yarns an dyed to the exact original shades by Solveig Gustafsson a Swedish dyer extraordinaire -- and she offers kits for the Bohus designs on her web page. I do have to confess to ordering a kit for the Wild Apple design, complete with yarn for the matching hat and scarf -- just to be sure to have enough of this gorgeous yarn. I have a modified design in mind, which I hope will do justice to the original. (Some day knitting....)
Just in case you are still contemplating the aforementioned Cherished Pullover design -- here's a photo of these cool pink plastic envelopes that I got to package up my "special" kits for this design -- they are a lovely colour and hold the 10 balls of yarn and pattern perfectly!
We have had a snow fall of 50 cm here in Shades of Shetland land -- that's 20 inches -- that's a lot of snow to shovel! Thank goodness I like snow!