Happy Turkey Day to my American friends and family! I’ve been busy this week, but not too busy to finish a few crafty things I’ve had on the back burner for awhile. I’m excited to have finally finished my second gnome figure, who will be my little Christmas tree sentinel this year.
Mr. Kringle is in his workshop attire, complete with rainbow tube socks, suspenders, hat, and a set of keys to perhaps some mysterious doors or treasure chests? This guy was such fun to make (thus, I made two – my sister has the first one). I used mercerized cotton yarn and a 3.25mm hook, blue safety eyes, rainbow buttons for the suspenders, and a set of keys from an assortment of charms I ordered on Etsy. He also has silver cord to decorate his beard.
I also made some cute tree ornaments from crochets hearts that I had made some time ago and couldn’t decide what to do with. I added some tinsel cord and a bead. They will make fun package decorations.
Finally, I whipped up a beanie using beautiful wool/mohair/alpaca gradient yarn that has been in my stash for awhile. I topped it with a white faux fur pompom. This hat will surely be a gift for someone (not sure who yet). It is definitely not ready to wear this week, as we’ve had some unseasonably warm weather for so late in Autumn! I think a cold wave will hit us by December 1, though.
I hope I can share my Dad’s yearly handmade Christmas ornament with you in my next post. It’s en route to me from California, and still a secret theme until I open it. I’m sure he’s outdone himself again this year.
I’ll leave you with a photo of Mr. K by my tiny tree, which I put up the day after Thanksgiving (as is my tradition here). Thanks for stopping by!