Welcome to today's edition of "Random Poses With Farm Equipment".
Your presenter today is Ms Roo B. Doo, who would like to demonstrate the Cultivator.
Climbing onto the discs is not to be advised.
But it is essential that your (Ginger in teal wool) skirt matches the weathered paint... and that your nail polish (Priti NYC Blue Sage) matches your tights (Mary Portas) which match your new pullover... and that your hair matches the colour of the sky.
Now, why exactly are we messing about posing with farm equipment, Roo?
Oh yes - your pullover!
Bettie's Pullover by Maria Leigh from Interweave Knits Winter 2011.
Yarn: 5 balls of Alba Yarn from The Wool Shed, colorway Moody Blue
Button: Vintage and origin unknown, found in grandma's button box.
Process: I started knitting this on the train on the way home from the Crafter's Ceilidh in January. So it took me exactly three months to knit.
The instructions look very complicated, but they work. My only word of warning is that you need to take care to pick up the loops on your short rows or you will get annoying holes in your garment. It's obvious, but I missed a few and had to go over them with a stitch or two of spare yarn at the end.
I knitted my sleeves flat and at the same time to keep myself motivated.
If anything, I like it even more than I expected to. It fits really well (despite early worries that it was looking a bit baggy) and the gauge with the Alba Yarn is perfectly acceptable. I thought it might be too thin a yarn, but it seems to work with every pattern I throw it at. This is my third Alba Yarn garment: Audrey in Unst and Betty Jean both used it too. As I just bought 5 balls of Honey to make a cardigan, you can see how much I love this wool!
The style is wonderfully vintage-inspired, but I like that it doesn't look "stuck in time".
It's my new favourite pullover!