Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lots and lots of body parts.......

I am busy knitting gnomes as take home gifts for Our Little Man's first birthday in September.  I have a bag full of body parts all ready to sew together.  I like to knit a few and then sew them up all at once.
 Here are five that are completely finished.  
 I have also knit a couple of baby hats.  The one on the left is for a little girl it is pale blue, lilac and cream, and the other on is a blue/lilac shade for one of two babies that are due in the New Year.  I am hoping one of them will be a boy!!

I haven't had much time to do any reading.  Although I did get this book read this past week:
Ariadne Evans swore her sleuthing days were over after her very own knitting shop became a crime scene a few months back. But she hadn't anticipated that the Freeport Wool and Yarn Festival would become the site of another murder -- with hers truly as a prime suspect. Since Ari was the one to find the body of Felicia Barr -- the much detested and influential owner of Knit It Up magazine -- with a knitting needle stuck in her back, the cops are needling Ari for answers. In a stitch, Ari dons her hand-knit detective cap and helps her on-and-off boyfriend, Detective Josh Pierce, untangle the day's events and solve a very woolly crime -- before the killer strikes again....

It was an okay book; guessed part of the murder/mystery, but not all of it; it was an easy read.  You can read more about it here on Amazon.  Does have a couple of knitting patterns in the back of the book for A Padded Coat Hanger, which is super simple and a "No Hair Day" Chemo Cap, again a very easy pattern to follow and uses Lion Brand Fun Fur.

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20 comments:

Summer said...

Love your little gnomes! you have come a long way in your knitting.

Maggie said...

The gnomes are a great idea for a birthday party take home gift :-)
I'm sure all the kids with love them!
xx

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

They're so cute, the gnomes!!!!

mamasmercantile said...

Such a lovely and generous idea for party bags. Love the hats, once again beautiful gifts.

Jackie said...

I am going to check out the library very soon. I am almost done my pile of inexpensive reading material (second hand and garage sale bought) and my free downloads on my Kobo.
This book looks very interesting.

You have a growing pile of gnomes, how many more do you need to knit?

God bless.

Cat Lover said...

Your little gnomes are so cute. Nice gift.

Rose said...

You are busy, busy, busy. You know, you could knit the gnome in red, and add some white, and it would make a Santa Clause. Sort of. LOL The hats are cute....

slugmama said...

Per that book....it would have been neat if the murder was committed with a coat hanger instead of knitting needles...lolz

Jane said...

Look at you go! It's hard to believe you've only been knitting for a short time!

Marilyn K said...

You are a knitting machine! Cute little baby hats. I have visions of those gnomes coming to life at night...looks like they are taking over!

Betsy said...

Your gnomes are so cute and so are the hats. I can imagine how popular teh gnomes will be at the party. Perfect for little people to hug and squeeze. I have read the same book with much the same reaction you had. It was okay, but just okay.
Blessings,
Betsy

Anne in the kitchen said...

The adorable gnomes are a clever party favor. Hard to knit and read at the same time. Because I am a really bad knitter, I guess I will stick to reading.

William Kendall said...

Those are cute, Gill!

Becki said...

Your little gnomes are great! And while I haven't read very many yet, I've come to enjoy crochet and knit cozy mysteries. Betty Hechtman has a fun crochet series featuring the Tarzana Hookers.

Wisewebwoman said...

Love the gnomes. And PS I never gendrify my baby knits. The baby industry makes a fortune in delineating children into gender boxes, we need to go back to the good old days when baby clothes/gear went from baby to baby no matter the gender.

XO
WWW

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Your little gnomes are too cute!

thesnowwoman said...

Adorable gnomes!

Country Gal said...

I see your knitting is coming along wonderfully ! Lovely work ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

EG CameraGirl said...

That's quite a lot of work! You are such a good granny!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Those will be adorable take home gifts for the upcoming party. We've been away a week in Ottawa, so just catching up today. I didn't get any knitting done while we were away but have several projects on the go now we are home. I've read that book, can't really remember too much about it as it was quite a few years ago. There are just 2 of them written around 2007