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Here’s this weeks update of my farmyard animals! These are the finished ones, I have a couple of others which are waiting for eyes/other bits sewing on! Still a long way to go but I’m getting there. When I actually make the time to sit and concentrate on it it doesn’t take long at all to make each one.

More Farmyard Frolics by you.

Not the best photo as I was lying on the floor covered in glue, trying not to mess my camera up or get any (more) glue on the carpet!

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Finally it arrived! (Total bent and squashed by useles postman – DO NOT BEND – its on there for a reason!!)

I can’t wait to make the nativity set, I have always wanted on and the one in the book is so cute. For now though its all about the farmyard, now I can get started on pigs and chickens. Sheep have been suspended. Snowflake yarn is a total nightmare, cannot get to grips with it at all !!

New Book by you.

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I have about 35 animals to make and about 6 weeks to do it in. So far it has taken me a week to make one. Well, not a week really, more like a couple of hours, just been so busy with the house that I have not had chance to do much sitting down and knitting!

But here he is anyway! My first cow. Cute isn’t he?

Daisy the cow by you.

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It’s still work in progress, i need to buy some straws and glue (and get some dark brown wool for the mane and tail) but I am loving how well my first animal is coming along

Alan Dart House WIP! by you.

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This is my biggest/ most ambitious project yet! I am making a Farmhouse/Farmyard and animals for my toddlers 3rd Birthday.

The farmhouse will be quilted and have a carry handle. It will store all the animals inside to carry around, but also fold out flat to make a farmyard to play with the animals on. I have no pattern for this!! It is just something I have ‘made up’ in my head and seemed a good idea at the time. It will be recycled as well! I will be using a cot bumper and the cover of his old playnest.

The animals are knitted and from pattern by Alan Dart called ‘Farmyard Frolics. I only have half of them at the moment and am waiting for his book to arrive with the rest of the patterns in.

I am starting with the horse, which so far seems not too difficult. I had never increased stitches before and have done three rows of increase without too many problems (had to undo one row!).

Farmyard Frolics Part 1

Farmyard Frolics Part 1

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Ok, It has no eyes.

Eyes make him look like a dog, or a mouse, or a rabbit…. so I suppose it should still be WIP not TA-DA! but here is is anyway, my as good as finished caterpillar for my very nearly one year olds birthday!

Alfie's Caterpillar by you.

The pattern is from Augusts ‘Let’s knit’ magazine although I changed the wool, I used Patons DK Fab as it’s washable and can even be tumble dried, and with a one year old that is a must really!

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