current projects, knitting

I’d pay good money for an elf.

One of my colleagues is famous for saying “I’d pay good money for an elf” when she gets busy at work. I think we can all agree that we would love a wee elf to sneak in after we leave for the day and magically do all of the work we don’t like to, and in the morning – SURPRISE! – all of the nasty work is gone. Then we would all leave for a very long lunch and an afternoon siesta at home…

But since that can’t happen, I have made her a wine cork and yarn elf to keep her company.

Pink Elf

I first saw this pattern on Glenna’s blog, and as soon as I saw them, I knew my colleague had to have one. It’s just a darling little thing! And it knits up so quickly! And it’s a great desk decoration!

I made it out of some acrylic that I had in my stash. The yarn originally came from a dodgy market stall in England – which means it could be full of strange market magic, I suppose. I do love the colors in this yarn, and it’s perfect for elf clothes.

Unfortunately, this lovely little elf was finished in 2011, so it can’t count towards my 2012 total. I do, however, have sock 2 of my first toe-up socks started, so my first finished project (and one of my new year’s resolutions) could be done soon!


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