Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Night of the naughty knubbelchen

Can I first say how lovely it has been to receive such wonderful comments on my previous posts - thank you to all my followers - you're all fab!

Back at the K's house...
It's been a nail biting afternoon. 

There has been some frantic knitting in the round.

Some double decreasing. 

A little bit of hat surgery.

Some knotting of hands.

And then at approximately half past seven this evening our knubbelchen arrived.

Now for those of you who have never met a knubbelchen before there is one thing you should know.

They can be very naughty.

Immediately he danced up on to the fireplace to conspire with Mr Woodpecker.

I wonder what he wants to know?

This was followed by some frantic searching.

Nosey knubbelchen!

Until at last he seemed to be satisfied that he had found what he was looking for.

You've guessed it - knubbelchen's love a nibble.

And, after a bit of a struggle...

...he was in!

Naughty knubbelchen!

Still who could get cross with such a happy face?

So he stayed around to dance on the piano.

And sniff the flowers.

And tomorrow he will tinkle (only because he has a bell in his head you understand - he is not THAT naughty!) his way southwards to my new second cousin.

I do hope he will behave.

Jane x


  1. He's gorgeous, Jane. Well done. :o)

  2. What a great wee story and a very cheeky knubblechen. He's adorable. What yarn did you use, I love the colourway. You can cut the stamen from those lillies, it won't affect them and it will reduce the chance of any pollen falling on to things and staining them (especially naughty knubblechens!).

  3. Oooh now can you believe he has a lily stain on his naughty little face already! The yarn was Katia Tucan double knitting - really lovely with a cotton feel (even though 100 per cent nylon). Thanks for the tip!

  4. Oh, he is naughty, but so very cute! xx

  5. For someone who doesn't know hot to knit, knitting with three needles(?) or chopsticks(!) is almost witch craft! lol I bet your second cousin would be most delighted! : )

  6. Looks so cute!! Liefs Else X

  7. Adorable! What fun he will add to your home. What will he get it next???

  8. Oh what a sweet little doll and a really lovely post! I have never seen a knubblechen before but I think he is just adorable!!

  9. Awww he's lovely, even though he's mischevious! Lovely post Jane, I hope the baby likes his new friend :) Elisabeth x

  10. Hee hee, I hope he continues to be very naughty and make that little baby laugh and laugh! I used to make something very similar from fleece for the new babies of friends, and they're always very popular!

  11. makes me want a knubbly guy all my own~ Very cute! :))))

  12. What a naughty boy! But very cute, I love him!
    M xxxx

  13. Oooh, I was going to say he has already got a scar, naughty knubblechen! I wonder what adventures he will go on now. Chel x

  14. Hi your post made me smile on a horrid snowy day,thankyou!'bye for now Pam.

  15. Very sweet. I admire your knitting abilities - that pattern would've had be in tears! What a lovely gift.

    Gillian x

  16. Ha-ha! So cute ! Have a great weekend. Tammy

  17. Oh he is so cute, and a cheeky looking chappie! Xx

  18. how cute! lovely colours

    Nikki x

  19. I have just started reading your blog and I'm trying to catch up but one thing is certain. I am loving your writing and your crafty things. You have been putting a smile on my face with each post. I'm so glad I've found your blog.


  20. I have been searching all over for this pattern in English and can't find it even on the link on Ravelry. I must not understand the download choices or something. Can you help?

  21. Oh, he's fabulous! I have this pattern saved in my Rav queue and I'm sure I'll get round to making one at some point - although now after seeing your cheeky chap he's definitely moved up my queue! xx

    1. The pattern is no longer available on Ravelry. Hopefully, you have a printed one.

  22. lovin him...... needs a little sis i'm thinking?
    bestest D x

  23. What a fun adventure your Knubbelchen had. I just finished one and wonder what naughtiness he will find.....
    Hold onto your pattern...the designer has removed it from Ravelry and the web.

  24. The pattern is on Ravelry as of October 11, 2016. It has been on for a couple weeks now at least because I added it to my library a couple of weeks ago and downloaded the pattern to knit for a coworker.

  25. This pattern is sooo much easier to work up, if you use the magic loop method


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