After 4 days of a stomach virus waging war on my family, I finally feel capable of wielding a crochet hook. I needed something quick, cute and easy enough for my frazzled brain to muddle through. The gnome fit the bill perfectly. I love him. I just don't know what to do with him - make him my mascot or send him around the world to take pics with my friend?
His eyes are a bit big, but it seems all the craft stores in the area have had a run on 6mm safety eyes. It seems the amigurumi trend has kicked up before the retailers could keep up with details like tiny black eyeballs. I think I am going to have to find an online source and stock up.