Do you remember the Bugs Bunny cartoon with Hansel and Gretel and the witch? The witch had hairpins that flew out every time she ran, and Hansel and Gretel were fat little blond kids with German accents?
Every time the kids said, “We’re Hansel and Gretel!” the other character would say, “Hansel?…Hansel?!” Like they were suddenly surprised and kind of angry to hear the name.
I don’t really get it, either, but it is what I think of whenever I hear “Gretel”.
Speaking of Gretel…
|I finished Gretel.
It’s very cute, and it was fun to knit. I could go on and on about how much I like this pattern.
But truthfully, this was my second try.
|My first try wasn’t quite as successful.
I SWEAR I got gauge. I was surprised that I had to go up three needle sizes to get gauge, especially because I usually have to go down a size or two.
I was nearly finished knitting before I tried it on for the first time.
It made a good face warmer.
|Back to the good one.
The pattern is really pretty, and the designer does such a good job with decreasing while maintaining a cable pattern.
Mine is made with one hank of Cascade 220.
|On to some irritated dogs…
Sunday was Basenji Bath Day. This is a BIG DEAL around this house.
Since Basenjis clean themselves like cats, baths are only necessary every 6 months or so.
After their scrubdown, the two younger dogs believed that running round the house would dry them off…
|…While the two older dogs wanted to go outside to dry in the sun.
I can practically hear them saying, “We are wet. We are mad. Let us out NOW.”
Angry, perhaps. But they smell like lavender.