The last time you saw Greta, she was in quite a state. And I’m afraid to say she stayed like that for quite a while… Until, finally, her princess in shining armour appeaered. A friend of a friend had a baby girl, and all of a sudden Greta was ready to be finished and sent off to France to meet Suzanne. (Ahhh, the deadline-induced productivity, you gotta love it…)

The pattern was very simple. Well, simple and quick to knit the various tiny pieces. But my gripe with it was that it offered basically no advice on putting the pieces together, or stitching the facial features. Basically it just said: look at the photo of my finished object and do that. As an inexperienced joiner-together, I would have appreciated some tips. Especially considering that the pieces you need to attach to the body (arms, ears, tail) are three-dimensional, and not that easy to figure out how to do correctly (as testified by poor Greta’s disfigured right ear). I’m not a terribly experienced embroiderer either, so Greta’s face gives off quite a sad expression, which was not really my aim. But I am proud that I didn’t use any buttons for the eyes (I was tempted, it would have been so much easier!), so this item is completely baby-safe. I hope Suzanne has lots of fun chewing on Greta any way she can think of. :)

Greta’s last promenade around Brussels before catching her ride to France… 




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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

5 thoughts on “Greta

  1. aww, greta is SO cute!! most toy patterns are like that, but I don’t mind the fiddly bits or the seaming. I’m not an expert seamer, i feel any visible seams are just part of the toy’s charm.

  2. The most cutest toy ever! I love it.
    I reckon you did fantastically well, I can’t see anything wrong with it? it is wonderful that it’s baby safe. Well done!
    Yes, those deadlines… Sigh!

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