I haven't made a lot of (or interesting) progress on any current knitting projects over the past several days, so I thought that today I'd feature an OLD piece of knitting that recently resurfaced. Back in December, I went to a cookie-baking party with my Prom Date T__ K___ and a friend from grade school, S____ P____. The green gnome above was a special guest star--I'd given him to T___ maybe 10 years ago, and he's been carrying him around over hill and dale since them, none the worse for wear. The gnome couldn't hold onto his hat, so T__ has requested a new one, which I will make, although I haven't yet.
The blue gnome surfaced in December when I was packing up my remaining belongings in Boston. This gnome never got a face, and looks a little thin next to ol' Greenie. I purchased the pattern / materials as a kit from a yarn store in the greater Ashland, OR area about a million years ago, and I think that the pattern at least will turn up again. I'm tempted to just give Greenie the blue hat, since it is the right size and is period-appropriate, having been knit within a couple of weeks of Greenie himself. However, I think that Greenie's new hat will probably be made of left over sock yarn, possibly in multiple colors or self-striped. And wouldn't a stripey gnome be cute? I could name him Mr. Stripey, in honor of the socks I started last summer but haven't yet finished.