I hope you are having a wonderful December. It is going so fast. I still have so much to do and many handmade gifts to finish. My fingers are crossed that I'll be able to do it all!
I have one last little seasonal knit for you today and I’m pretty excited about it. The new pattern is called Gnome and here is some information about the pattern and how it came to be.
I’m throwing my needles into the knitted gnome ring! I’ve loved gnomes since I was little. My grandma, Millie Barrett, loved garden gnomes. She always had many a gnome sprinkled throughout her yard and as a child, I’ll never forget how much I loved finding them when we visited. These tiny knitted gnomes are only 4-inches tall which makes them both the perfect ornament size or stand-alone toy size. The gnomes are knit completely in one piece starting from the bottom to the top of the hat. The beard, ears, arms and pointy feet are picked up and knitted directly on. There is no stitching together of tiny parts required.
Note that the ears and feet are totally optional so if you feel your gnome is good to go without, it’s just as cute that way.