I did manage to knit up this little gnome last minute for a friend's baby and would like to try and make another one before the New Year for another friend's grandbaby. The free pattern is here. Other cute versions seen here and here.
Some little elves and gnomes have been wreaking havoc around here, so it's going to take a few days to recover. We're all going through grandma and sugar withdrawals, and most of the snow has melted. Thank goodness for all kinds of new games, books, and toys for distraction.
Recently heard around here:
R: "Christmas isn't really in the air until Santa is flying."
E: "Does Jesus like monsters?"
Coversation with R: R: "What are sugar plums?" Me: I don' t really know. Probably some kind of dried plum, sweetened with sugar. R: I think Santa and the elves are magic enough that they can figure out how to get plum trees to grow at the North Pole."
Hope everyone survived the holidays. Be back in a few days or so.