I was sooooooo excited at work to get the most recent catalog from Bergere de France. Along with the catalog I got their Explications Tricot in both paper format AND CD Rom format. The catalog is fun because it includes samples of all of their yarns for this season and the different colors! The Explications Tricot because it has the patterns for ALL of the samples in the book! And as a bonus the CD Rom has even more patterns from the past few catalogs that Bergere has sent out! In all, 277 patterns for under 10 Euros!!!!!!
I will say that a lot of the items in the book are way out of my skill level and others I would never even consider making.
Here are a few of the items that caught my eye:
I really like that white tank top, although it would need to be done in a color other than white for me! And I doubt if I would wear it at my current weight.
I love the sleeve ends on the Grey sweater - the little flare out bell is tres chic, and the ribbon is a wonderful touch.
The turquoise would need to be without the belt and without the hand warmers. i love the classic rib sweater, and that neckline is my favorite....well, along with turtlenecks on a sweater.
Not sure what my fascination with the kids clothes is, but the dress is adorable as is the little sweater. I am actually thinking of trying the dress. If I do it in a size 12 months, I might have it finished in time for my niece to wear it.
Did I fail to mention that there is one catch with the patterns in the book?
They are all in French! Yeah, I'm not sure if I have my head on straight when I think about trying one of these as I can barely knit in English! I have a co-worker who is a native French speaker who knits, so I figure that she'll be able to help me should I get really stuck on the directions.
Off to peruse the catalog and dream about the yarn I would order if only I had enough money!