Sunday, December 2, 2007
Gretel der zweite
Gretel is finished! Wow, that was totally deja vu...
Knitting "Gretel the Second" was pretty painless. The lessons I learned from my first version made knitting this one a breeze. Dare I say it? The tubular cast-on was easy-peasy this time around. Also, I used the right weight of yarn, so I didn't need to do any math to try to compensate for extra pattern repeats. Lastly, I did the regular size tam, versus my first fitted version. The regular size has a nice balance, it still looks fitted (I didn't want it too look slouchy) but it also has enough room where it looks size appropriate on a six-foot tall amazon.
Want the real dirt? Here are the stats of Gretel the Second:
Pattern: Gretel by ysolda
Yarn: Queensland Collection's Kathmandu Aran in 128
Made for: Moi
Needle Size: US 5 and 7 dpns, US 7 circ (16")
Date Started: November 19, 2007
Date Completed: November 30, 2007
There is one thing...from certain angles, I think this Gretel makes me look like the Peculiar Purple Pie Man of Porcupine Peak. What do you think? (Don't mind me, I am just twirling my imaginary villain mustache.)