Sunday, July 18, 2010
Farmyard Girls and Tractor Boys!
This shop is a knitter's paradise and full of wonderful yarns and books, needles and notions. It was quite busy yesterday with lots of people there. They also sell patchwork fabrics, beautiful quilts and other goodies. I even spied a set of Addi circular needles but they were out of my price range unfortunately. If I see something online that I want I usually wait until I visit this store and they have it in person for me to look at and decide if I really want it. This is great for me as I usually like to see all the patterns in a knitting book before buying it.
Anyway back to the book above. It is by Sirdar and it is called Farmyard Girls and Tractor Boys and is full of patterns that I really like, nothing too hard but simple and effective. It is knit in an aran yarn which is beautiful and soft and is on 5mm needles so it does go a bit quicker. I am knitting Isabelle the cabled beret in the bottom middle picture but I do see quite a few other things I would like to make too. The one great thing about this book is it goes up to 13 years which is perfect for my little miss. Hopefully today the beret will be finished and she can model it tomorrow. I am also doing a test knit pattern for a lady at the moment and I am nearly up to the sleeves but I cant show you all yet. It is a girl's pattern and just beautiful. I am hoping mine turns out just as great.
The only downside to all this knitting is that I seem to have knitter's elbow after knitting on Citron for a solid 2 weeks along with Isabelle's sock. I think I might need to rest it a bit more than what I do. I am hoping it will go away by itself. I have started doing stretching exercises but it doesnt seem to help so much. I need to stop knitting for 1 or 2 hour periods at night time instead of getting to the stage where my arm aches so much I can hardly move it at all until the next day, otherwise I wont be able to knit at all and I cant get to that stage can I. I think I would be devastated if that happened. Okay now I am off to finish the beret (with breaks of course, lol!)