I first spotted these on the ‘net a couple of years ago and, I don’t know why but, I was besotted. I’ve seen them many places since, but the instructions on this blog, Saartje Knits, was the first place. They’re a translation from the original instructions she found which are, I think, in Norwegian.
I’ve seen them done as little tableaus on a mantel, as ornaments on a tree, as a decoration for a package. They’re pretty simple, and you could clear out some of your yarn stash for them. My problem will be that I spent the year trying to save corks–and forgot why, and turfed a huge bundle a few months back.