On the Twelfth Day of Christmas: Korknisse Wishing You a Happy Twelfth Night.

Korknisse

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas: Korknisse in conference deciding who will hide where - to bring surprise smiles and to tend all the corners of the house.

Nisse are well known for quietly and secretly tending to barns, sheds and houses, and demanding very little more than appreciation from their "people". Most of them are to be found in Norway and Denmark, but I suspect there are many more living in other places throughout the world!

Since it is impossible for me to do anything but giggle or smile when I see one of these adorable little creatures, I decided to make many, and once their little conference was over, there was no doubt about where they wanted to be placedÂ…

Korknisse and where they are hiding!

Â…the office/studio which doubles as a green house in winter...

Korknisse and where they are hiding!

Â…a favorite dish of coral and shells in the guest bathÂ…

Korknisse and where they are hiding!

Â…living room mantle - currently occupied by snow covered treesÂ…

Korknisse and where they are hiding!

Â…window shelf in the kitchen right next to calcite crystalsÂ…

Korknisse and where they are hiding!

,,,and temporarily in the Christmas Village under my tree and then my craft table!

Korknisse and where they are hiding!

The English version of the pattern for korknisse is provided by Saartje and can be found here!  

As soon as I score more corks - there will be more little Korknisse to hide!

Happy Twelfth Night to all.

aaaw this is cute and lovely

aaaw this is cute and lovely to set them in a specail place together. I have found the dutch version and thought perhaps i will make one.
Looking them so colourful together it's making them alive and much funnier to make. Very lovely. Thank you Pam for the sharing;-D

My mother in law has a large

My mother in law has a large collection of these which she has made over the years. ( they are a great addition to a Christmas bazaar sales table too, by the way!). She suggests contacting a local hotel to see if they can keep the champagne corks after a wedding. A family of Nisse made from ones own wedding champagne corks is also a nice little gift or souvenir.

Gill, your MIL must be a

Gill, your MIL must be a fascinating woman and a keeper of tradition and magic and maker of memories.  

Great idea re the corks - I just happen to have a very dear friend who manages a restaraunt and bar! AND I love the idea of making them for our brides and grooms!! In "their" colors!

Oh, Pam, I am loving your

Oh, Pam, I am loving your sweet nisse! All the ones I've made have been red but I see now I need to branch out, ha! I must be a very loose knitter because I used 2.75 mm dpns. Bigger needles, and the poor nisse would lose their hats and look so sadly bald!

Nancy, I am thinking you and

Nancy, I am thinking you and I should do a little exchange since you are the one who got me hooked on these little guys in the first place!!!

Really - 2.75 dpn?  Well - it could be I am a tight knitter!  

I do find - working with stash bits as I am that the little outfits (hats especially) can fit differently.  I used bulky yarn on the yellow/gold nisse and as you can see - the hat is huge!!!  The pink nisse is cotton yarn - didn't like working with that at all.  Kinda fun and quick way to see how different yarns behave and influence a pattern.

These are fantastic. I too

These are fantastic. I too would giggle every time I looked at them if they were around my house. Love them!!

Natasha!  I think you should

Natasha!  I think you should make some!!!  They only take minutes and a great way to use bits of leftover yarn.  I purchase my corks at Joanne's - we don't drink much wine.  I am using mostly worsted weight and 5mm dpn needles. I'm just sayin'. 

Pam, these are so

Pam, these are so cute....will have to make many! Thanks.

I just bet you will too!

I just bet you will too!  They are right up your alley aren't they?

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