Sunday, October 14, 2007
Gretel est kaputt, ja?
One hiccup...it's too short. Well, too short for my uber-noggin at least. Thus the reason my adorable niece is the model.
So I actually used DK weight yarn instead of the worsted yarn recommended by the pattern. I thought I was so clever, cause I decided to compensate by casting on 112 stitches instead of the recommended 96. What resulted was a hat that fit around my head, but not enough over my head.
The shortness was my poor judgment. Maybe I didn't pay enough attention to row gauge (I can feel Erin shaking her head in disappointment. She kept me honest on things like gauge when we were roomies.) Also I chose to knit the fitted version of Gretel--there are three options fitted, regular, and large. Maybe if I did the regular version it would have been just fine. But all is not lost. I have a friend whose pixie-ish head might be just perfect for this Gretel lite.
Ok, here are the stats:
Pattern: Gretel by ysolda
Yarn: Jo Sharp Silkroad DK in Boheme
Made for: My pixie friend
Needle Size: US 5 and 7 dpns, US 7 circ (16")
Date Started: October 10, 2007
Date Completed: October 14, 2007
Final verdict? Gretel is a pretty little thing, emphasize little in this case. But that was my own fault. I will definitely revisiting her in the near future to make one that is "Kara size".
PS - Erin has confirmed my suspicions that I'm starting to look a little freakish about a certain show. I apologize. I will try to keep my fan-girl tendencies to a minimum...but remember this is the same girl who had a Gilmore Girls birthday party at 28.