Monday, November 3, 2008

2008 - FO No. 43


Christmas is nearing so I thought I would try knitting one of the gnomes to see how long it took me. I have always loved seeing these little fellows knit up and really wanted to try one out. After knitting on and off on Saturday I finally finished his body parts, although through a mistake of my own I had to reknit one arm last night. Knitting 8 ply yarn on 3mm needles does make your arms ache after a while though. I couldnt find any white fur yarn for his beard so I popped into Kmart where they had some grey and brown (future gnome beard) for $1.00 a ball. I grabbed 2 of each and headed home to finish him off. Luckily I already had some beads to pop into his behind so he does sit up nicely too. I am thinking of knitting up some more now. I did discover that if you just seam up his hand then turn it right side out and stuff before you finish seaming the arm it is much easier. I did the same for the legs too. Now just to select some more colors for the next one.
Pattern: Alan Dart Yuletide Gnomes
Started: November 1st and finished November 2nd
Yarn: Spotlight Pure New Wool, gray, red and cream, not even one ball of each color
1 pipecleaner to insert into hat
Beard - Fluffy yarn from K-Mart

20 comments:

Carol said...

Sooo darn cute :)

Katherine said...

Oh man, he's adorable. I love the gray beard! And you seriously finished him in two days? Wow.

Rhonda said...

That is too cute!

knitting harvest said...

Adorable! And so quick!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I love those gnomes and yours looks great! I think I may have add that to my Christmas to do list!

Lynne said...

Cute!!

Sue said...

I love making gnomes. It never occured to me to put a pipe cleaner in his hat. YOu are so clever!

Kate said...

Oh sooo cute!

villapeikko said...

Adorable! :)

tiennie said...

This gnome is so fantastic! Very cute!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

He's soooo cute! I've wondered how long it would take to make one of these. Let me see - it took you 1 day that means it probably would take me 2 weeks - LOL

Kelly said...

What a spunky wee guy! Love him

Harpa J said...

How cute!

jane said...

I LOVE your gnome! It is so cute! Jane

Annie said...

Love him. I started one a while back but didn't think I was reading the pattern right. Maybe I can email you when I get around to him again? :)

claudine said...

Hehee... Very cute!

Sandra said...

cute. more than cute! Ubergreat cute!

jessica said...

That is one of the cutest things i've ever seen! Love it! I might have to make some!

Kellie said...

How cute is this little guy??!!

Oiyi said...

OMG, that gnome is wonderful.