I’m busy putting together some tutorials at the moment . . . the first will be for this little bendy gnome, who just had to be made as soon as the nights started drawing in and the smell of snow was in the air. If you don’t yet know how to knit i-cord or work with double-pointed needles, don’t worry – I’ll take you through that step-by-step. Start collecting scraps of dk knitting yarn, wool for stuffing and hair, florists’ wire, cotton jersey and a snippet of pretty fabric – and watch this space!