I love Alan Dart's pattern Yuletide Gnomes (Jultomtar & Teeny Tomte).
The Teeny one and the Small Jultomtar are my favorite. I love the way the Noro Kureyon works up for the body.
This one is named Blue Leg, since the Noro color changes are always a surprise and one leg is very blue! His hat came out very blue too, but has a light purple brim. I experimented with some other eyelash yarn for beards but in the end the Sirdar Foxy won out. It is a much thicker eyelash yarn and has some great shading for a beard. Too bad it is discontinued. I used Beaverslide for his boots and gloves. I knit all the pieces in the round. For this one I forgot to add the beads to weight his okoloe, but he sits okay. I stuffed the gloves and boots with black roving and used fiberfill for the rest. There is a pipe cleaner in his hat.
This year made me think about the differences between gnomes and elves. From what I read, elves have pointed ears and gnomes do not. Also elves live above ground and gnomes below. One source said gnomes should always have red hats.
In a fit of cast-on-itis, I started 3 blankets. 10 stitch blanket in Noro scraps, Round 10 stitch blanket in sock scraps, and Grannies and Ripples by Stephanie Blaisure in Valley Yarns Goshen. I ordered more Goshen From Webs and the next day it was the FB special! Webs was nice enough to apply the code after the fact for me. That's why I love WEBS! I encourage everyone to shop there. Haha, like anyone really needs encouragement. The round blanket may not happen as I'm discouraged by how slow it grows using sock yarn.