"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Birth of a Gnome

I need to address something important before I get to the real business of todays post. Someone has posted a comment for the Contest Anonymously. I don't mind if you do that, but if you don't put your name in the comment somewhere I can't tell who you are. Therefore, all Anonymous entries without a name somewhere within the comment itself will not be eligible for the contest. If you don't have enough courage to say who you are, you are too chicken to win.


When I got home from bead group yesterday I found Freddie chillin' on the couch, watching tv.

I have a problem with Freddie. I made him with the intention of donating him to Knit Wits. That is his whole purpose in life, to bring a smile into a needy child's life. Sweet Hubby has made it quite clear that he doesn't want me to put Freddie up for adoption. I told him I can make another one. He doesn't want another one. He wants Freddie. However, with much thought and consideration, I am going through with the adoption. I'm sorry Sweet Hubby, but I gave my word to Knit Wits and I have to keep it. I have our meeting this afternoon. So, it is with a heavy heart that I will be saying goodbye to Freddie. I know he will be happy in his new home.

Thus, the title of this blog. I started Ferdinan yesterday. Ferdinan is a distant cousin to Freddie. He's a north Idahoan Kootenai Gnome (Freddie is a Parkarosa Gnome), which means he's quite a bit larger than Freddie is.

I am trying this pattern out with worsted weight yarn. I know I will need to recalculate the beard pattern, but as far as the rest of it goes, I'm just using worsted yarn instead of sport, using size 5 needles instead of 3's, and following the pattern as written. So far, so good.


Joining WIP Wednesday

I've decided WIP Wednesday is a great idea, so I'm joining it. It's my understanding this was started by Anne of the How the West Was Spun blog. That's where I got the button. I will try to post a wip photo each Wednesday. For those of you who don't know what WIP is, it means Work In Progress. Here is this weeks entry. My Pink Jaywalker sock. I am really lovin' the colors.

Have a great day.

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