Thursday, December 17, 2009

another gnome, finished and given away...

I finished the blue and yellow gnome, and am really happy at how he turned out. For the beard, we chose a combination of the really long white furry yarn mixed with a champagne coloured shorter haired one. I think it looks great, and my friend S adored it. It matches her kitchen, and she has it sitting on the edge of her cupboards, watching over the place. She's waiting for the perfect name for it - she says he hasn't yet told her what his name should be.
Next up - finishing the mittens for my son's teacher. I had pretty much resigned myself to having them done for January, and told my husband that last night. Of course, by the time I went to bed, I had completed about 4 inches of the second mitt, and with the two hour finale of So You Think You Can Dance last night, I just have to finish the thumb, and they will be ready for gifting on Friday. Last night was the boy's last swim lesson for this session, and his instructor has been phenomenal, so I dug into the stash of completed items and found a pair of wrist warmers for her. She was thrilled, which made it that much better. She really deserved it.

And after things calm down a touch, I've got another gnome to knit. My son wants one for his room. Then, I may actually get back to some projects for me that have been neglected for a while. Or maybe, once Christmas is done, I'll just sleep. I could use some of that...

4 comments:

KnitTech said...

I want one for my room too! Good luck with the projects, it's a week away.

Brenda said...

That Gnome is the cutest thing. You are so clever.

Rainy Daisy said...

this is too cute.

Carol said...

These gnomes are adorable!