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Korknisse Army

I first saw this pattern on Elliphantom’s blog and couldn’t wait to knit up an army. Nick’s dad likes wine and had plenty of unused corks laying around for me to make into little gnomes. I finished all 16 in about a day.

Pattern: Korknisse
Yarn: various acrylic worsted weight yarns
Needles: US 3 DPN’s
Notes: This pattern is quick and easy way to use up bits of yarn. Plus they are cute and everyone will get one from me for Christmas this year. In total I made 16 of these little guys.


In other knitting news, I pinned out my Shetland Triangle today:

It looks so much better all pinned out! I can hardly wait until it’s dry :o)

Yesterday I frogged the Monkey socks I was working on. They were too big after I got the heel flap and gussets done that there was no way they’d ever fit me. I first did these on US 1’s then went up to US 2’s because they were too tight on US 1’s. That didn’t turn out so well, though. I’m thinking that I may just use the yarn for a different pattern. Ah well… win some and lose some! This did give me the motive to start working on a Shedir hat for my sister (seen in previous post from today).

I have one Sock-ret Pal sock done and haven’t started the second. Right now I have only 2 projects on the needles: Shedir and Big Bad Baby Blanket. I think I’ll wait until Shedir is done before starting on sock #2. I think I’m going to end up giving the Big Bad Baby Blanket to my family’s dog, Duke. Because he’s cute and needs a blanket. Especially a machine washable one!


I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

4 thoughts on “Korknisse Army

  1. the shawl is beautiful!I have a totally crazy request – would you mind sending me a photo of the mantle that you photographed the gnomes on? We are planning our remodel now and trying to settle on the fireplace material – I like the stone look and really want to see how it’s laid out and especially that solid stone top piece! Thanks much!😀

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