Friday, October 12, 2007
Res Completa: Gretel II
Happily, this Gretel does not attempt to eat my head like the last one.
Pattern: Gretel (slouchy), by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Spectrum hand-dyed wool and tencel from Springwater Fiber Workshop in Alexandria, VA (souvenir yarn) put to good use!
Needles: US7 16" Clover bamboo circular
Start to Finish: September 30 - October 2, 2007
Modifications: Well, it's not really a modification, but I did make one mistake. I realized after having knit the entire ribbed band that I used size 7 needles instead of size 5. I didn't feel like ripping it out, I was a little under gauge, and when i tried it on it seemed to be tight enough, so I left it.
Notes: Having chosen the correct weight of yarn, Gretel II went much more smoothly than Gretel I. Oh, it's such a fun pattern! I loved working the interlocking cables. And I love the yarn -- it was hard to capture the little color variations (there are hints of purple in various places) -- even though it turned my bamboo needles dark grey! I love the hat, too. You see how deliriously happy and almost deranged I look?
Jury's still out as to whether or not I am a hat person. My love for hats is strong and I would wear one every other day if I could, but most of the time I look pretty lame. With Gretel, I can't decide if I look more like a chef or a chic French lady. I wore it to the grocery store the other night and no one looked at me funny, so that's got to be a good sign. Oh well, doesn't matter what other people think anyway, right?
"Euhh, oui? Qu'est-ce que tu veux?!?
scriptum est ab Hilary die 10/12/2007