Friday, January 11, 2008

Gnome Time

Before I get started properly, I just want to show you this -


Every time I look at it, I'm convinced it's some kind of hairy knitted thong - but I can assure you it isn't! As you'll see below, it's something quite different

Anyway, I've finally finished my first knitted gnome! And he's such a cutie!


I think he's really supposed to be a Christmas decoration, but as I started him on New Year's Day, he has to be my New Year's Gnome. And I have to confess that he was much simpler to make than the monkee!


The pattern has the body knitted in one colour and the hands, feet and hat in a different colour, but every time I looked at him, I thought he looked rather naked and cold, so I knitted him a matching waistcoat to keep him warm and we're all happy now. Except for DS who keeps straightening out the kinks I put in the wiggly end of his hat!


With all this knitting going on, you'd never believe I've been making good progress with my stitching this week and starting to plan my PIFs and other things. However, I have orders (from my Mum and brother, at least) to knit more monkees, but I'll fit them in as and when I feel like it.

23 comments:

Vonna said...

When I first saw the top picture spring up on my reader...I thought...oh my!!! Somebody's got some hairy undies :) LOL!
What a cute gnome that is! I can't get over how cute!!! I have garden gnomes all over my garden, but I don't have any near as lovely as this wee guy :) Maybe you should check is pants to see if he's wearing hairy undies ?! LOL!

Lesley said...

Oh he's absolutely gorgeous!!! I too did a double take on the knitted thong!

Will you be knitting a gnome army?

Lesley xx

Mary said...

What a cute gnome!

You posted to my blog and said you wanted to stitch a pillow for the wedding. Do you have the chart? I would love to send mine to you to borrow or trade. You can email me your address if you would like me to send to you.

Jennifer aka Sweet Pea said...

What a cute gnome!

Monkee Maker said...

He's fab! I thought it was a hairy knitted thong too .... now there's an idea!

I really like this gnome pattern ... was it easy to do?

Cheryl said...

Yep i thought underwear straight away too LOL
I love your gnome! SO cute.
Have a great weekend :)

xstitch.nl said...

I just adore your monkees!! But I can't look at that gnome without giggling now... too funny!

Mindi said...

LOL, when the top picture showed up, I was thinking it was an extremely hairy thong! The New Year's gnome is adorable, good job.

Barbara said...

LOL!! I feel itchy just looking at the 'thong' picture - and then I feel kind of uncomfortable when I see the 'thong' adorning the gnome's face ... LOL!!

But undies aside, that is a seriously cute gnome!

Julie said...

How cool is that!!!! I love him, he's great

Cindy said...

You gnome is adorable!

I'll admit, I did think that your first picture looked like some itchy thong underwear :)

Sally said...

Yep I thought knitted thong too! Lol! Your gnome is so cute!

Carla said...

lol when I first saw it a thought it was a knitted thong :P
Your gnome is too cute! Love him! wish I knew how to knit :(

Totty Teabag said...

Oh goodie...agnother gnome...when the knitted Monkees take over the world, I wonder whose side the Tomtens will take?

Andrea said...

Yes I see what you mean. :) Wonderful gnome though.

DaisyGirl said...

I love that gnome! What a cutie! I did think it was underwear at first! haha
When are you due?
Donna

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

OMG...this gave me a Freudian shock!! I'm amazed at your knitting. It's so fabulous! We need to email, Bunny. I have to find out what you want for a PIF...
Love and hugs,
Deb

Von said...

Thanks for the chuckle! Turned into quite a handsome gnome. :D

Kae said...

Hello there Lesley :)

I am your swap partner in Lucy Locket's Valentine swap and I am sooo excited :)Is there anything specific you would like? Any choccy treats you like/don't like? Let me know :)

Have a lovely day :)

~x~

Wendy said...

I LOVE the gnome! And what a hairy little beast he is too. Did you make him hairy underwear to match his beard?

Blossom said...

awwwww I love your gnome!!!!
where did you get the pattern for him???

Wanda said...

Oh I do love the gnome pattern I hope by the end of the year to have at least attempted to learn to knit, maybe one day I will be able to master a gnome or a monkey.

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