Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Wild Apple!

Bohus service announcement:

Solvig, a fabulous dyer and supplier of Bohus kits from Sweden, sent an email announcement yesterday. She now has Wild Apple kits available! With shipping, they're 1250 Sek. (divide by approx. 7 for US currency equivalent). Each kit comes with original Bohus Museum instructions translated by Susanna into English. If you're interested in ordering one, email Solvig directly.

Tiny Gauge Warning: these kits have *gorgeous* fingering weight angora/merino wool and are knit generally 2-2.5mm needles. Designs published in Poems of Color use a much larger gauge and DK weight yarns. If you would rather follow these patterns, the book recommends kits from Kimmet Croft Yarns-Fairy Haire.

The picture above is a mystery. I found the image online here: http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j47/lv2knit/WildApplessweater2.jpg If you know who lv2knit is, please let me know. From the image above, clearly the sweater was entered into the Minnesota State Fair. (Ingebretsen's gave it away!) I've seen one of the Rainey Sisters wearing a sweater just like this one when the Yarn Harlot came to visit Minnesota just a few months ago.

disclaimer: I am not ordering one of the kits. The Large Lace Collar must be completed first!


Stacey said...

wow - that is tiny gauge for a sweater! it is beautiful though. Is there a way on photobucket to search for a profile like you can on Flickr? maybe start there and hopefully she has some info on her profile and you can contact her....

Criosa said...

I think it is Susan Rainey's. lv2knit seems familiar from the local blogs.

was just going to search their blog for it, and there it is - on their sidebar under Susan's gallery, if you click 'wild apples bohus' you get that picture.

definitely gorgeous.

lv2knit said...

It is I. I am lv2knit. Susan Rainey of The Rainey Sisters. I loved making the Wild Apples and have a kit for the black version of the Large Lace Collar (Swedish kit) waiting patiently for me to pick it up -- this fall perhaps? The gauge on my Wild Apples was heavier because I used the Kimmet Croft kit at that time.

Jess said...

Oh, gorgeous. So much money for a sweater, though. One day I will be able to justify it, probably once I've met my weight-loss goals.

BertandFelix said...

I just ordered the kit. I have been so patient waiting...waiting..for this kit to come out. I have made two bohus sweaters and this one is my favorite pattern.