Saturday, February 25, 2006
There Is A Gnome In My Garden
Yes the things you find in your garden, hiding amongst the parsley and mint.
He was a fun knit and usually I detest the finishing of any knitting but even more so the finishing of toys, but he wasn't too painful. I used 8ply Heirloom out of my stash and ordered the yarn for his beard and face from MAVIS a UK store which was great to deal with and my order arrived within a couple of days. I ordered enough to be able to make a few of these little fellows as they would make awesome presents for that person who has everything not to mention a great way to use up some more stash.
I got to practice seam sewing, which CATHY showed me a neater way of doing at SnB on Tuesday. Thanks Cathy, I still have a lot of improving but practice makes perfect they say. I used to get my Mum to do all my sewing up (bad mistake, anyone who does this) so never learnt and before I knew it she was gone and I suddenly had to do it myself and really didn't have a clue how.
So now it is back to more socks, he did make a nice little change.