I’ve finished one sleeve of my Bohus Blue Shimmer and I am halfway to the elbow on the second. So, I should be able to play with my Royal Alpaca very, very soon. I may also resurrect another headstart project — I love how fast the sweater seems to go then (if you forget about all of the knitting done before tossing it aside).
Some of you asked questions about the Blue Shimmer in your comments to my last update on it and I tried to answer many of them there. One question I didn’t get a chance to answer was the source of the fiber. I bought The Blue Shimmer as a kit, with cream substituted for the light blue that was supposed to be the main color, while at Meg Swansen’s knitting camp one year. It is Kimmet Croft’s Fairy Hare. Unfortunately, I don’t believe that they have a website. [I was wrong. See below.] The last information I have is:
5850 Schudy Rd., Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54495 USA
+1-715-421-0121 (voice), Janice Kimmet, email@example.com
Fairy Hare Yarn–40% angora, 60% rambouillet/merino in authentic Bohus colors. Custom spun by Fingerlakes Woolen Mill and hand-dyed by Mary Jo Burke
As I said in my earlier posts, this yarn has a more handspun look than the kit I ordered from Sweden. In my color way, the blues seemed fuzzier and more angora-like than the cream, although the cream is soft enough for me to wear next to the skin (and will be much softer, I’m sure, once I wet block the sweater).
I asked if someone had more up-to-date contact information, and within a few minutes Marina had stepped to the plate with the web address: Fairy Hare. Thank you, Marina!
I see, from perusing the Fairy Hare website, that she has the yarn kitted up to knit “The Dean.”
It’s always been one of my favorites.