I can't seem to get away from the Gnomes. I had promised my son one once I finished the Christmas knitting, as he wanted a "room guardian, and someone to blame when things go missing... We were at the yarn store (Purgatory for him, the opposite for me), and in order to keep the sighing and foot dragging to a minimum, I told him he could pick out the colours for his Gnome, as well as the beard yarn. It's not like I have an extensive stash of fun fur type yarns at home, or any acrylic for that matter!
He chose the bright red and yellow combination, and wanted the sparkly black beard.
okkaaayyyy... I wasn't sure the black would make a good beard (it was something called "Chill" and had little pom poms as well a s sparkles and furry bits.) But it surprised me, and made a nice beard. The boy liked it, and that's what matters. Since these use up so little yarn, I have said I will make him another, alternating the red and yellow colours. Luckily, I didn't give a timeline on this - there are other things I want to make first!