Knit gnome and Flute gnome

Knit gnome and flute gnome
@kaka135 (13992)
Malaysia
January 19, 2016 4:11am CST
Finally, I have completed the knit gnome and flute gnome. I think I spent two hours to make the flute gnome this morning. Glad that I managed to finish them, and I am going to present them to my son this week. I have told the knitting story to my son, and I'll just bring out the knit gnome to remind him for knitting practice. I'll tell a story about the flute, then I'll present this flute gnome to him, and also for his future flute practice as well. Hope these two gnomes will add some fun and also remind my son to practice knitting and flute playing. The knit gnome is holding the toothpicks with a small knitted piece that I made two days ago. Image: They are Knit gnome and Flute gnome - sewed with felt.
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@iamshane487 (1166)
• Manila, Philippines
19 Jan 16
Looking cute! You're so creative. How did you manage your time making this one? Since I've worked, I don't have time to do some stuff like this.
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
19 Jan 16
Thanks. I usually wake up early in the morning, so I can do my work or handwork while the children are still sleeping. It's something I need to do, hence I just have to find time to do them.
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• Manila, Philippines
19 Jan 16
@kaka135 you are so prolific! I can't wake up early in the morning! I admire your creativity and productivity!
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
19 Jan 16
@iamshane487 I was not an early riser and I liked to sleep late. But, I found that I can actually have more personal time if I wake up early and my health becomes better, hence I just have to do what is good for me. In order to have more personal time, I just have to wake up early.
@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
Oh they are so cute! I could not help but admire your skillfulness. I'm sure your son will be so happy to see them.
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 16
Thanks. My motivation to make these handwork is actually my children, and I just get addicted to make the toys for them.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
@kaka135 I think being inspired with them promotes your creativity even more.
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@JudyEv (118538)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 16
What a good way to remind your son about his various activities.
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
19 Jan 16
Children like to listen to stories, and I have always been telling stories about gnomes and fairies to my son, hence I think he'll like a gnome to remind him, rather than a mom!
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@JudyEv (118538)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 16
@kaka135 Good idea! :)
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@GardenGerty (96643)
• Marion, Kansas
5 Apr 16
I love your creativity and the positive purposes behind your gifts.
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
12 Apr 16
Thanks for the compliment. I hope I can spend more time doing this and also teaching my children as well.
• United States
30 Jan 16
Awww these are so cute! You did a great job and hopefully these gnomes will remind, motivate your son to play, practice the flute and knitting! Are you knitting some clothes for baby #3 too? Or toys?
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
30 Jan 16
Thanks. Yes, I hope so - motivate my son to practice. I am planning to knit a doll and crochet a snuggle for my baby #3, but have not started yet, as I am still working on my elder son's gifts as his birthday is in Feb. I am not knitting any clothes, as it's not so suitable for our weather here. I knitted a newborn hat and booties for my younger daughter before she was born, and I think my baby #3 can still use those.
@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
19 Jan 16
How cute they are, and I love the piece of knitting in the knit gnome's hand. You are very clever.
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
19 Jan 16
Thanks. Actually I got this idea when searching the Internet. There are many clever people who share their work online.
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@LadyDuck (146821)
• Switzerland
19 Jan 16
You are doing a great job, your gnomes look really cute.
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
20 Jan 16
Thank you. Doing handwork can be really addictive, sometimes I just keep doing on it.
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@JESSY3236 (6038)
• United States
19 Jan 16
They are so cute.
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
20 Jan 16
Thank you. Hope you'll have a nice day.
@boiboing (12207)
• Northampton, England
19 Jan 16
They are very cute.
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
19 Jan 16
Thank you. Hope my son will enjoy the stories and the gnomes as well.
@amnabas (9966)
• Karachi, Pakistan
19 Jan 16
You are talented enough that you are gifting handmade gnome.
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
19 Jan 16
Thank you. This gnome is actually not difficult to make, but I still haven't learn to stuff and sew them neatly yet. My sewing skill is actually not good yet, but glad that my children won't mind. They are always very forgiving.
• United States
19 Jan 16
It is great that you are teaching your son how to knit.I am sure he will appreciate the gnome's. Are you teaching him to finger knit first or to use the needles?
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
19 Jan 16
Yes, he learned finger knitting last year. It's recommended to learn finger knitting in kindergarten, knitting in grade 1 and crocheting in grade 3. Actually this is why I learned all these handwork skills in these few years, because I'd like to teach my children.