Giant gnome is sorta done!
I’m not much for selfies normally, but I just had to take one with my new friend.
He’s so big, it took me exactly 40 attempts to squeeze the both of us in the frame together. So that was how I spent five minutes of my day. It was the only time I’ve ever really considered the merits of a selfie stick.
Giant gnome (yes, he needs a proper name) is sitting in my living room right now, as big as a very big person. I wouldn’t say that his eyes follow me, but he’s pretty much always either staring at me dead on, or else he’s got me in the corner of his eye. This was especially creepy at night before I gave him a beard.
The beard was also crucial to get right. There was a lot of holding it up to the face and eyeing the progress as I was making it.
The beard is now much bigger than this, of course, but looking at the whole assembled gnome, I think it should still be a touch bigger, so I’ll probably make that change. But he’s essentially finished, and that feels like a big accomplishment.
So this is how many balls of yarn it takes to make a giant gnome, at least one with a smaller-than-is-ideal beard.
Before I get completely sucked into a beard vortex, I have a fresh box of yarn from Lion Brand that needs my attention.
That’s right, giant gnome no. 2 is happening. He will have a green shirt.
Why again am I knitting giant gnomes? Because I’m a weirdo, and also because they’re destined for an all-gnome-themed Mochimochi Land show at Everyday Mooonday gallery in Seoul this May. You too can be a part of this event—check out Project Gnome Diplomacy to find out more!
Thanks again to Lion Brand for providing yarn support for this project!