I thought I'd share what I'm working on...
It looks like a crazy mess, doesn't it?!
It's four of the eight parts I'm knitting to make a "Yuletide Gnome". I found the pattern on Ravelry years ago and instantly fell in love. It's been sitting in my Ravelry queue ever since. I recently showed it to a friend in my stitch group who also fell in love with it. She wanted to make one too. So, we started them at the same time. She's a fast and confident knitter and she's already on her second gnome (she's making some for Christmas gifts). I'm not as confident at my knitting and haven't had a lot of time to work on it. But, I'm making progress. I just finished an arm and mitten this morning. I have one more arm, the hat, nose, and beard to make before stuffing it all and sewing it together. It'll be fun to see it come together!
A note about the pattern...it's super cute but the pattern is a little weird in that it directs to knit it on straight needles and sew up the front of the body, each leg, and each arm. That's a LOT of extra sewing! Luckily, other Ravelers have written out new versions to knit all the parts in the round. That's SO much easier. I think it should look a lot nicer too.
This is the first time I've ever knitted anything like this. It's challenging yet surprisingly simple at the same time. I'm sure I must be growing new brain cells and improving my knitting skills! lol
Have you ever knitted something like this?