Real quick...
Year In Review

It's a backpack!

Joining Kat & the Unravelers today for Unraveled Wednesday...


What I thought might be a satchel or bag turns out to be a backpack!


Have you ever seen anything cuter? I'm sure you have, but dang... We've been informed that something will fill the backpack, but from recent clues it appears that we are knitting a small gnome that seems too big to fit in there... so we'll just have to wait & see (again!)!

It's fiddly knitting, for sure, but it's in small manageable bits -- do a little knitting, take a rest, do some more knitting, take a rest, sew some stuff together (or stuff it with some stuffing), take a little rest, etc. This month-long KAL is just my speed, and I have time to do some other things, too. My friend Deb is also knitting this project, but as a fairly monogamous knitter, this is not the scenario she prefers; in fact, she didn't even start it until almost two weeks in (when she finished a project) and then sat down and knit through all the clues... and now she has to wait for the next clue(s) and pick up something else in the meantime.

We're all a little different, eh?


Goodness, I have hardly read/listened to a word lately, but when I do...

Listening to: The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois, by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers.

Actual book: This Golden Fleece: A Journey Through Britain's Knitted History.

Instead of reading, I've been watching variations on a theme: The Great British Baking Show. And Young Wallander... which I feel like I may have seen before -- some if it is so familiar but much is "brand new."

What are you knitting/making, reading/watching? Are you a monogamous knitter/maker?




A gnome with a backpack with another gnome in the backpack would be awesome (and very fiddly)! Looking forward to seeing what really goes in his backpack ...


That gnome just slays me!


A gnome with a backpack! Geeze, that is so dang cute and almost (almost...not quite) enough to make me try to make one. I just know I would get frustrated. (But, I am going to try to make a few stars to attach to packages before Saturday...time will tell if that will work). Howis The Golden Fleece? That's the type of book I like to start the new year with...


Your Gnome! Gah! The cuteness! (hopefully I will be back to knitting the body soon!)


The gnome is adorable -- but I'm happy to not be knitting it!

I really enjoyed the Wallander series, so I'm going to have to check out Young Wallander now (though will I miss Kenneth Branagh?).

Margene Smith

There is nothing as cute as that gnome!!

Meredith MC

I think I feel another gnome spree coming on. That is too freaking cute.


That gnome is sooooo cute. Love the backpack. I'm not a monogamous knitter- I always have 3 or more projects. They have varyiing degrees of difficulty- my 'stupid' knitting goes with me everywhere (no thinking required), My TV knitting requires minimal thinking, my audio knitting is usually a lace pattern or sweater. Hope your Christmas is lovely.

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