Six Christmases ago, while planning a quick trip out to Oregon, for what would prove to be a last visit with the children's great-grandmother, I took a few minutes to crochet a "Sleepy Sarah" doll, following the super simple baby gnome pattern from Owlishy, as a gift for an Oregon born great niece.
This Christmas that little great-niece of mine has a new baby cousin. Naturally, she needed a Sleepy Sarah of her own.
I used baby yarn, rather than worsted weight, this time around, and switched over to a size E hook for a smaller gnome - she's about 5'' tall. The pattern is just terrific (and free) - so quick, easy, and cute. Sadly, I think my embroidery skills have actually gotten worse over the last six year, if that's possible.
I think I feel a New Year's resolution coming on.