The Bohus monkey is temporarily off my back. I’m using Wild Carrot as methadone, but I think it is only going to keep me straight for a short while. Once bitten by the Bohus bug, there is no going back.
The veil is a nice drug to take, though, so I’m happy for now. Though it looks, as lace does before blocking, like a pretty but damp rag, I am really enjoying this knit. It is in 32 sections, all the same, very easy to check your work and read where you are supposed to be. I’d recommend it for those who are just branching out in lace. I’ve just finished row 87 of 150 rows, so that is 33.64% done. And it is still January, so with 3 months to go till the wedding, no sweat (on this front, anyway).
I am riding the winter shuttle to work as much as possible. We have 3 main locations in the Twin Cities, one of which I live very close to, another of which is where my office is; I live about 10 miles from that. In the winter, they run a shuttle between the 3 sites and I just park at the close one and hop the shuttle to work. Saves the stress of winter driving, saves me gas and mileage on my car, AND I CAN KNIT! I don’t dare take the veil through the winter slush, so I have my travel project - remember Rivendell Stone? It is a fun sock that I’m doing with STR Seduction (50:50 (I think) merino:tencel, a gift from Karen) from Jainell Laidman’s Eclectic Sole, pattern name Rivendell. Yes, I started this last July - I’ve been distracted. I’m hoping to finish before the end of March, with most of the knitting on the shuttle.
Well, the temp is an incredible 27F here, so I’m going to go put my shorts on and clean up the yard a bit. It will make the spring thaw clean up that much more bearable. I can’t imagine having two dogs…
P.S. There is going to be a Bohus Knit Out reprise at the American Swedish Institute on March 15. It would be swell if you could come. You might even score a MN Knitters’ Guild knitting bag as a door prize.