I think we bought that from Rosie Hippo, but I don’t see them there anymore. Oh, wait, Jonny just found something similar on Etsy.
Someone asked about making one herself and I think if you are a bit handy you could. I myself am not handy when it comes to power tools, but I asked Jonny how you would make one of these and here is a quick summary of what he says:
Start with a block of wood the size you want. The wheels can be purchased at a craft store. I think I have seen them at Michael’s. To drill the holes for the wooden people to ride in, you need a 15/16″ paddle bit to drill holes about 3/4″ inch deep. This particular car has 10 holes and they are spaced about 1 3/8″ apart on center. You would want to sand and finish the car at this point and then attach the wheels.
Quarter inch dowels are run through holes drilled at the base of the car and then glued into the wheels. He says it’s simple…
Again, if you are handy, I guess this stuff will make sense. If not, sorry! This is the best I can do.
2. Can you recommend a good knitting book for a beginner?
The book that I used to reteach myself after having a friend show me the basics, and then forgetting, was an older version of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting . Since then I have purchased Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book and use it to look things up periodically. I also like Knitting for Baby: 30 Heirloom Projects with Complete How-to-Knit Instructions as it has good instructions and a great baby bootie pattern. The last knitting book that I recommend would be Knitting Without Tears: Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes although I think you would want this in addition to the teach yourself visually book, I don’t think it would stand alone as well for a beginner.
Also, don’t forget YouTube. There are so many tutorials there from casting on, to advanced techniques. That is typically where I go when I need to learn a new knitting technique. Knitting Help.com also has lots of free learn how to knit videos.
Now I am forgetting the other questions…were there any others? If so, just ask here on this post, and I will edit it to add the answers. Thanks!