Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Tomten + Chouette

Erik is a whirlwind of activity these days -- so hard to get a shot of him in focus. What has him so fascinated?
A fairy garden just down the block, though Erik is convinced that the wee gnome is actually the Tomten, which we have been reading every night lately.
Not only am I dreaming up plans for our veggie/herb/flower garden this summer, now I've added a Tomten garden to the list.

pattern: Chouette by Ekaterina Blanchard
yarn: Malabrigo Chunky, blue surf, less than 1 skein
needles: US 9 (5 mm) bamboo circs
size: toddler

I did a 3-needle bind-off rather than kitchener stitch, and it worked great. Also, skipped the button eyes -- Erik needed a hat one day, so I grabbed this off the stack of handknits to finish and then completely forgot about the button eyes until now.
P.S. Joining Ginny for the Yarn Along today.


Simona said...

How nice!

Elaine said...

Love the hat and the fairy garden!

Ady Grafovna said...

That hat is so CUTE!

Ranee @ Arabian Knits said...

Do you know about the Elizabeth Zimmerman Tomten jacket? In case you want to add another variation on a theme. ;-)

How cute that there is a gnome garden in your neighborhood! And the hat is adorable.

Caffeine Girl said...

You are having so much fun with your little ones. You make me nostalgic for those days. Very cute hat. I love that Erik is so absorbed by a book. He's a smart one!

Julia Marsh said...

Lovely toddler and delightful little blue hat, love the detail on the front.