Recently I hatched an evil idea. One that required some sort of small garden gnome. I mentioned my evil plan at last Sunday’s SnB, with the hope that someone might know where I could find something appropriate.
To my delight, Eliza said she had seen gnomes-on-a-stick at Target.
Oh, goodie! A reason to go to Target! Forgive my enthusiasm, but sadly there isn’t a Target close to me, so I don’t go very often. But there are a few things I can only get there, so it’s always a treat to have a reason to travel there.*
Sadly, the one that was closest to me was all out of gnomes-on-a-stick. Only the box they used to sit in was left.
Even better – a reason to go to a different Target!
This time I got lucky. I had my choice of four different versions of gnomes-on-a-stick. I decided to buy two – one for my evil plot, and one for the garden, to torment my husband.
The gnomes are approximately 4.5″ high, plus a 3″ stick (7.5″ total).
Sadly, I cannot reveal the details of my plot. But rest assured, it has nothing to do with any of you. The person involved is not a knitter, and I have no reason to think that she reads my blog, but it’s possible since she knows about it.
Until my plan can be fulfilled, this little guy will just have to make his hime in my pencil cup.
*If you must know, here are some of my favorite Target items:
Michael Angelo’s Eggplant Parmesan. I got hooked on this when they sold it at Costco. I buy every one they have on the shelf whenever I go. Much better than any I’ve ever made myself, and better than most restaurants.
Archer Farms frozen appetizers (various). I love to have some of these on hand, not just for guests, but when we want to just have some “small plates” for dinner. I also like a lot of the Archer Farms chips and crackers.
Method brand products. Some other stores around here carry one or two products (mostly the soap), but Target has the best selection of products.
Dove Promises (Dark chocolate, of course): Although I can get these anywhere, Target’s price is about $1 per bag less. I keep ’em in the freezer. Our usual evening snack most nights is one Promise apiece.
SmartyKat CatChaise – kitty scratcher/lounger. I just bought a replacement for the old one. Not available at all the Targets.