Gretel is Done
I loved this hat the first time I saw it. Since, I’m a hat person it was just a matter of time until I knit it. After a little break when I knit the socks for my swap pal, I got back to it and it worked up fairly fast. It is a little tricky as the start of the row moves a bit. However, it’s one of those great patterns that keeps you on your toes, so that you stay interested.
I used KnitPicks City Tweed HW in Dungarees. I was a little worried that this yarn would be fuzzy, but it really is so soft and nice. I think maybe with heavy wear, say with a favorite sweater, it might fuzz up a bit, but oh it would be so comfy and cozy, I probably wouldn’t mind having to de-fuzz it on occasion. This yarn was a smidge heavier than that pattern called for so I knit the regular. My original plan was to knit the slouchy. I think one blocked it will be slouchy enough. I used one ball and just a little of the second, but if you plan to do one of these with this yarn, make sure to get two balls.
I knit it using the magic loop technique with my KnitPicks Options. I put a 40″ cable on it it worked perfect. I have to tell you that I am going on 11 months since I’ve touched my Addi Turbo needles. I just love the soft cable and the pointier tip. When I put them side-by-side they don’t look much different, but my hands know the difference.
So yesterday I went to my first writer’s guild meeting. I have a writing bug that is busy competing with my knitting bug. Anyway, it’s a local group that meets and I had a great time. I joined up on the spot and am looking forward to meeting more people and going to the meetings. I have to miss the next one since I’m going to Rhinebeck – I know poor thing – no need to feel bad for me. However, I’ll be going to the November meeting and I can’t wait. I’ll keep you posted if I ever write anything that get’s published.