My finished Gnome. It is the first gnome I have made but will not be my last. I chose not to put arms on him. His beard was made with two alpaca lace yarns held together. I wanted the beard to have more of a 'fur' look. I found the bell for his hat in my notions box and just had to add it. The arms did get made but I did not like the looks of them when I placed them on him. He joins the gnome my daughter made for me last year.
They are only a little over 6 inches tall. Even my husband said the new gnome was cute. That, my friends, is high praise.
To The Point is very close to being completed. Hopefully it will get all the love and completion it deserves today. This is my first time using Knit Picks Brava worsted weight yarn. It is an easy yarn to use. I am hoping after giving it a wash it will soften up a bit. I am so used to making this shawl with Caron Simply Soft that any other yarn seems a bit stiff to me. I do think this yarn will hold up quite well to many washing, though. That is a big plus for a shawl going to people undergoing all types of medical procedures.
What a difference a nice 'haircut' and proper water and light can make. I am waiting for some new growth to show up before I send it back 'home'.
Look how bright it is. No problem cooking after the sun goes down. The lights can be set to several different colors too. Hubby suggested doing that while I cooked. Told him the white was best while cooking meat so I could see the 'true' color of the food LOL.
It turned out so well. I use my pullman pan to bake it in. Once I made this loaf I put the starter back in the fridge to keep me from needing to feed it daily. I pulled it out this morning and will feed it twice today in hopes I can make another loaf tomorrow morning.