I am seriously tickled about how this worked out. Real-life Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg seems to often look kind of grumpy. Well, why not. She is a very serious young person. She’s trying to raise awareness and prompt actions about the world’s big climate change issues.
I don’t think it trivializes Thunberg’s efforts to knit her. Well, possibly it trivializes those efforts a tad. But this doll will help my granddaughter, who turns 6 soon, to learn more about her work.
I often struggle with faces. But I’m satisfied with how Thunberg’s turned out. I tried to capture the essential character of the original. The eyebrows ended up just angry enough. And not trying to make Thunberg smile was the right choice.
Greta Thunberg is a LoveCrafts freebie, designed by Amanda Berry. She’s part of LoveCrafts’ “Today’s Inspiring Women,” a collection that the company launched on March 8, 2020 for International Women’s Day. I knit Thunberg in Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK and purchased the kit from LoveCrafts. Buying six 50 gram balls of yarn just to have exactly the right colors is a bit obsessive, but DK weight cotton will get used. Watch for some future colorful dishcloth knits.
Read more about Thunberg here.