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


Meet Freddie

This is Freddie. Freddie is a genuine full blooded north Idaho Parkarosa Gnome.

Freddie lives in the cushions of my sofa.

He loves to surf the web and browse Ravelry.

He hangs out with other Gnomes.

and celebrities.

He loves animals and considers Morgan one of his best buds.

Freddie's favorite drink is hot chocolate.

His favorite food is beets. He loves their sugary sweetness.

Freddie is an accomplished pianist.

Best of all, Freddie likes to help me knit socks.


Pattern: Yuletide Gnomes by Alan Dart

Yarns: 1 skein each Lion Brand Microspun in Black and French Vanilla, 1 skein Bernat Softee Baby in Bongo Blue, 1 skein Dark Horse Yarns Lovely Lash in color #102

Needles: Size 3-24 inch Addi Turbo Lace Circulars, Size 10-24 inch Addi Turbo Circular.

Comments: This pattern is absolutely adorable. I had a great deal of fun knitting it. It was easy to knit and put together. I made 5 small changes.
  1. I had to substitute a thinner fur yarn for the beard, so I double stranded it to get gauge.
  2. I used the 'flesh' color for the hands rather than making them mitten colored.
  3. I soft sculptured some fingers.
  4. My Gnome has eyes.
  5. I put a rolled brim on the hat because I missed the line that said "knit 7 rows for cuff" (oops!)

Have a great day!


  1. Freddie is so cute! I love it! Especially, the picture of him playing the piano sitting on top all the books.

  2. Freddie is so handsome. Love those bearded guys.

    And he seems to be intelligent and accomplished in many of the fine arts. What a guy!

  3. Oh wow!!! Freddie!!! I love you!!! :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  4. freddie is adorable, is there a pattern available? i have the sven pattern from wisconsin published 20 some years ago. saw him sitting at green mountain spinners a few weeks ago sitting pretty watching the mountains.

  5. Nice job! Love the story line and the Pooh charachters. I need to find my book.