Saint Nicholas Day and the knitted wood peg gnomes

Body ache, fever and chills oh my!  As I write this I am in my bed under the covers cuddling with a hot rice herbie pack.  I really do not have time for this, there are presents to make and we have to be getting ready to go to my parents wedding anniversary celebration this weekend.  Ughhhhhhh! 

I love this Ruth Elsasser print.  It makes me happy.

I got alot of knitting and crochet done this week but I wanted to concentrate on sharing the gifts my kids got for the Feast of Saint Nicholas.  One exciting thing did happen though this week on the knitting front…I learned to use double pointed needles. 

Last week it seemed every other project I visited from the Yarn Along was knitted on double pointed needles.  I kept telling myself that I will never be able to knit with them.  Then my baby saw these as I was visiting this blog and that night I took out my set of size 10 bamboo DPN’s and saw a bunch of tutorials on Youtube and learned how to cast on (which as so easy and I thought it would be the most difficult part) and getting used to the circus act of keeping all the needles going.  Thank goodness for youtube!  My decreases are horrendous but I am super happy anyway….and I love knitting with DPN’s.

So I made my little version of these knitted gnomey peg dolls.  I had a few wooden pegs left over from years ago when I used to make these. Her eyes lit up when she saw them this morning and I was so happy.  I think I will glue on the hats though or they will last about another 10 minutes.

Here are the other gifts I made for my babies, the wooden disks are buzzers.  My kids had so much fun playing with them at Pioneer Day so I made them some and put there initials on them.  My woodburning skills really leave alot to be desired : )  It was a lot harder than I anticipated.  They also received some lacing cards, a kaleidoscope, some Lego blocks and a felted wool mini soccer ball.

and for a bit of a holiday treat, they each got a rock candy stick

Did you do anything for Saint Nicholas day?

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39 Responses to Saint Nicholas Day and the knitted wood peg gnomes

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  5. karen December 11, 2011 at 4:48 am #

    Indeed im somewhere warm, Im in Australia. Its heading into summer here but we can also keep the veggie patch going all year round because it doesn't snow or get too cold. My bunny is litter trained and is lovely indoors but he does need to be watched around power cords and wicker baskets as he likes to chew! Hes an angora but he doesn't look like it at the moment as we keep his fur short for warm weather.

  6. Gigi December 10, 2011 at 4:06 am #

    Love those little gnomes — so cute! And I'd forgotten about lacing cards — I loved them when I was a little girl. Must try to find some for my littles.Blessings,G

  7. stitchandpurl December 9, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    The gnomes are wonderful! I hope you are going to feel much better soon!

  8. Kelly @ The Homescho December 9, 2011 at 6:02 am #

    Thank you so much for linking up with Advent Inspiration. I'm so glad to have found your beautiful space. And I adore your little peg people! All the best, Kelly

  9. priest's wife December 9, 2011 at 1:23 am #

    ….how sweet! I just might try these…

  10. amanda {the habit of December 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    dpns can be intimidating but like most things in knitting, they are easy! your little peg gnomes look great 🙂

  11. Lori ann December 8, 2011 at 5:11 am #

    oh so adorable the little gnomes! you have conquered the dpns, yay. your decreases look perfect to me, and it will all become easier with a little practice. feel better soon mama!

  12. Stacy December 8, 2011 at 1:04 am #

    I love when I figured out dpns! Good work. I love the little peg dolls.Thanks for visiting the World of Wiedz.

  13. Sarah from Our Islan December 8, 2011 at 12:17 am #

    Very sweet! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Jarka December 7, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    I absolutely love the little gnomes! so cute! …I didn't do anything special for St. Nick's day, because I'm at school right now but I slipped a pack of skittles into my roommate's shoe 🙂 (here we have a tradition that kids have to wash their shoes the night before St. Nick's day and put them on the window sill and he'll bring them sweets) 😀 it was fun – I found a lollipop and an orange in my shoe 😀

  15. Happy Whimsical Hear December 7, 2011 at 10:16 pm #

    Your gnomes are super sweet!

  16. Sarah Jane December 7, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

    Those little gnomes are adorable! Thanks for stopping by beautiful dawn!xo,Sarah

  17. Reggie December 7, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Tricia, Did you make the candy? If not, where did you buy them? Hope you are feeling better.Reggie

  18. amy December 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    oh those st. nicholas gnomes are so so cute!

  19. lily December 7, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    Hello there Cruncy Momma, thanks for popping by, hope you're feeling better soon……….those little peg gnomes are lovely, hope you find your chunky yarn and 12mm needles and have a go at the beret, it's such a quick easy knit.lily

  20. katrina December 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    I love your gnomes! They turned out so delightful! Such bright happy colors! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your words- they really touched my heart! Your children are so thoughtful and dear tender souls. Thank you for sharing!

  21. Swanski December 7, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    I adore the little gnomes!!! So so so cute 🙂

  22. Charis's Mum December 7, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    I like the gnomes, and hope you feel better soon!!

  23. Lindsay December 7, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    The gnomes are just too cute. I love them! I also like that felted soccer ball. You're giving me some more gift ideas…

  24. MWitch3 December 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    Lovely handcrafted gifts for St. Nick's day! (You're inspiring me to do this for my kids [way far away in the future]) The gnomes are sooo cute! great job on them! 🙂

  25. pinkundine December 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    Hope you feel lots better soon!Congrats on mastering DPNs, they look a lot more terrifying than they actually are, I think. And when non-knitters see you using them, they think you must be some kind of knitting ninja ;)Love the gnomes, so cute!

  26. Marfa December 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    I hope you feel better soon! The gnomes are really cute…I went to church at the Greek Orthodox Christian church near me yesterday for St. Nicholas day! With my children, we open stockings on that day as the story of St. Nicholas (he was really a bishop) goes that he threw bags of gold down the chimney of a poor family.

  27. Angela December 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    The gnomes are adorable! I hope you are all better soon! I used to be afraid of dpns but no more. They are actually fun and you feel like a rock star rocking out those needles. Way to go Mama!The kiddos got some candy treats in their shoes and we read about St. Nicholas. I am afraid I am not a fast enough or organized enough knitter to do more than that! 😉

  28. Mami Dearest December 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    Love the little gnomes. I'm a magic-looper all the way. DPNS = no good!Love your all your pics 🙂

  29. Lee Ann December 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Love those gnomes!!! And congrats on the DPN's….I am still trying to work up the nerve 😉

  30. teresa December 7, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    wow, the gnomes are just lovely! Have a nice S Nicholas day!

  31. karen December 7, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    I love the little gnomes and your wood burning looks great. Get well soon:)

  32. Greer December 7, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    Hope you're feeling better soon. The gnomes are gorgeous!

  33. a soulful life December 7, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    Wow! Those little gnomes are so perfect!!!What a lovely, happy, colourful post 🙂

  34. Linda December 7, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    Your little peg gnomes are so gorgeous!!

  35. house full of jays December 7, 2011 at 6:15 am #

    Those little gnomes are wonderful. What a special gift. I'm so glad you attempted (and succeeded) with the dpns!!

  36. momto5 December 7, 2011 at 5:52 am #

    i love those little gnomes. i usually just use wool felt, i haven't tried to knit anything for them. ideas ideas! and that print is very nice. 🙂

  37. omlair December 7, 2011 at 5:45 am #

    Your gnomes are so cute!! I'm tempted to do a crochet version 😀

  38. Crunchy Momma December 7, 2011 at 5:40 am #

    Tirza, I used to buy them by the box full from a place called Wood Works. Thank you for commenting : )

  39. Tirza December 7, 2011 at 5:27 am #

    Oh my goodness those are cute! Good job with the DPN's! I'll have to try to make those. Where do you get your wooden pegs?

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