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


Say Hello to Fenmore

I stepped out this morning to check out the weather and who did I see up in a tree? Fenmore, one of our neighboring Kootenai Gnomes. He was watching the snow fall.

He was all dressed up in his holiday finery. He said he was heading to an office Christmas party later today. I talked him into coming down and sitting for a photograph.

Fenmore, the Kootenai Gnome

Pattern: Yuletide Gnomes by Alan Dart

Yarns: Caron Simply Soft Eco in Pine and Wine Country
Sensations Cello in white
Bernat Disco in Sizzlin Silver
Unknown 100% acrylic in Peach.
Small bits of acrylic worsted in white and black.

Needles: Size 5-24 inch Addi Turbo Circular, Size 10-24 inch Addi Turbo Circular.

Cast On: November 24, 2008
Completed: December 10, 2008

Comments: I knit the size medium. As usual, I used worsted weight yarn instead of sport weight. His eyes are embroidered french knots with black worsted acrylic. I wish the silver metallic strands in his beard showed in the picture. He looks very festive.

Yes, it's snowing out. It's not supposed to stop until Monday, or melt away cos we are now in a deep freeze. Glad I have nowhere to go. Sounds like the perfect day to make home made chili and biscuits for dinner.

Have a great day.


  1. lol! He is so cute! I love him! You did a beautiful job birthing him! :-)

  2. Hello Fenmore. I wish you were living in one of my trees.

    Hi Linda Jo. Love the way your blog is decorated for Christmas.

    You're going to need a lot of snow to catch up with SW Michigan. I think we're at least three feet ahead of you.

  3. I love him! You did a great job!

  4. You gave me a good laugh with Fenmore.