Many years ago, I saw funny looking knitted gnomes at my friend’s house.
I believe they are traditional German gnomes called “Zwerge”. My German friend said many people knit them in her country and even her uncle knows how to make them.
I loved the quirky looks and I wanted to have the pattern. I searched through internet and in libraries, but my efforts were to no avail.
So, I decided to make some on my own.
I think these gnomes are a little like flower fairies and, there are mountain flower gnomes, moss gnomes and berry gnomes. There may be earth gnomes and wind gnomes.
The knitted gnome I saw was much bigger than mine. There may be colour rules of which gnome should wear which colour.
But I decided to make them the way I like.
They cheer me up on a rainy day like this.