Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pixies

 Do you think you might need a pixie or two?  I like their clothes.  I also love their hats!  You can buy pixies at Cottontails in the UK.  We've ordered mice and other cuddly wonders from Charlotte (she runs Cottontails).  

 The pixies remind me of The Whos from The Grinch.  They have similar taste in clothes.  I also adore the size of their feet.
 Okay, enough pixie gazing.  I'm enjoying Susan Branch's Autumn Book.  
 Do you like the colors in this print?


 I found a pattern for sheep-making in one of my knitting books. I wonder if I could do it.  Not sure.
It's time to go out in the garden and retrieve my gnomes.  I might clean the house in order to clear a special place for them. Again, the red hats.  Classic Elite has some VERY appealing knitting patterns for gnome hats.  I think a pointy red hat is absolutely necessary.  
What color is your hat?

17 comments:

Lisa Richards said...

Oh, there are my two favorite gnomes! I'm glad you're bringing them inside for the winter. Are they on speaking terms yet? Your pixies are very cute and I do love the colors in your little "pennant". (spelling?)
Making a sheep-that sounds really challenging! I hope yours turns out well. I'm trying to imagine myself in a red pointy hat...

wayside wanderer said...

Love that sheep! I checked out a book from the library not long ago on all the different breeds of dogs a person could knit! It was fun to look at, but I don't have plans for knitting dogs anytime soon. I only have strawish type hats...one is a sun hat with a big black soft floppy bow on the back of it. The other is a cowboy hat.

Catherine said...

Well, pixies are nice & gnomes are fun but since I am a Garden Fairy my hat is made of flowers, of course : )

horse care courses said...

Is that David the Gnome?

Carolyn Phillips said...

Oh yes, gnomes must have red pointy hats - all the real ones do.

Love the sheep as well, why not give it a try.

Angela said...

You could sit him on your cooker, and he'd be 'Gnome on the range'

Lisa - did you know that pennant is a medieval English word for flag - sometimes spelled pennon, pencelle or pennoncell. A knight's pennant was like his 'trademark'. I love the idea of the knights riding out with these flags on their lances. Later on they were mainly used on board ships. The name is from the Latin word 'penna' meaning wing because they fly out in the wind.

perhaps we should all design our own pennant's tio fly on our blogs!!

PP I should love to see your knitted sheep - but having seen the crocheted apple-cosy, how do you know it won't become a woollly mammoth??!!

blessings x

Pom Pom said...

Ha ha ha! Angela makes me laugh! She's right! My sheep might turn out like a mammoth! I'll make sure that I check my gauge, Ang!
I like the idea of knights having pennants. I might make some flags for my students!

magsmcc said...

Jo and I read the Grinch this very week- he's very excited that Christmas will be soon! I must investigate Susan Branch, and pixies. My hat is usually rustic red and has ear flaps and fringing. Sometimes I wear the fleecy jester coloured hat that Matt had as a baby and never ever grew into! I have a blue hat and a rainbow hat and a proper burgundy hat, and a fabulous cloche hat that I'm keeping for best at a wedding in January. Hats! They're all coming out now, as the frozen North is COLD this week! Now. I must re-read all these comments and see what I can gleen from them! You are such a stimulus, Pom Pom. You should be bottled and sold at teacher conferences, or sprinkled like fairy dust from airplanes! Like in A Christmas Carol where The Ghost of Christmas Present sprinkles Christmas over hill and moor and valley and lighthouse, and all is well with the world! Do you have the full set of the Christmas Books? You should- you could colour in the plate illustrations as well! Jane Brockett on a Dickens roll at the mo...

The dB family said...

My winter hat is a boring basic black. My summer hats on the other hand are fun. I have a straw coloured sun hat and two (real) cowboy hats. One is black and the other is brown.

I sometimes call my girls pixies, but now I see they don't really look like pixies :o).

I love that sheep!! I would not even begin to attempt to knit that. I'll stick with knitting hats for little people for now. I've still never understood the whole gauge thing.

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Deborah

M.K. said...

Pom, if you get yourself a pointy red gnome hat, I definitely want a picture of you in it!!!! Your gnomes don't look cold yet. Brrr - it's cold here!! We've finally closed all the windows.

Gumbo Lily said...

I do not quite have a gnome hat, but it is a red and gray wool with ties around the chin so I can keep it on. I have big, curly hair and so it helps to keep it tied down. Do you think gnomes have big hair underneath those caps?

I hope you make yourself a lambie.

Jody

Farm Girl said...

Very pretty and I love those pixies. So very cute. Well, I don't wear hats. Not ever. Maybe a hood on my hoodie if it is raining. But never.
I hope you do try to make a lamb. It looks so nice. I hope your week has been nice.
I hope it is filled with lots of color.

Betty The Wood Fairy said...

I'm certain you can make that little sheep - he is so sweet, in fact if you made him pocket sized you could do him really fast! I am on holiday in a hot place but missing the woods and leaves. I never liked gnomes until I met yours, they are acceptable, red hats are good - they could be made of felt.

Bonnie said...

I have an advent gnome. Bought her a few years ago. Love these gnomes from Denmark. I also love the little ones on my christmas tree. MIni ornaments. And yes, You could knit a lamb. With you tube videos, anything is possible.
Go for it.

magsmcc said...

Me again- I keep coming back for a another sneak peek of the pixies! Have been catching up on Susan Branch too- my, that is blogging to beat even Jane Brockett, methinks!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I love those pixies on top of this post! They are quite charming and rather debonair. I took a walk this morning in a nippy little wind and thought about how much I need to knit a winter cap with ear flaps. I'll put it on my list ...

xofrances

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

Oooh! Thank you for featuring the pixies and mentioning Cottontails Karen - am very grateful :)

I smiled at left-handed housewife's comment 'debonair' - yes I can see that!

They are all over the place here, pointy hats popping up out of boxes and round corners and things.

Charlotte
x

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