Tags: Finished Projects, Hats
That’s two FO posts in two days! I am on a roll. And not just any roll, it’s a fancy focaccia thingie with cheese on top and rosemary sprinkles. Mmmm, rosemary. My last chapstick was rosemary flavoured so until about a week ago I smelled like pork chops all the time. Now I smell like pomegranates. It’s Phthalate Free!
Santa Cruz, started April 13th, 2007, finished May 9th, 2007
Pattern: Santa Cruz from MagKnits
Yarn: Cranberry merino, frogged from a sweater
Needles: 4.5 mm circulars
Size: Bulky, the largest one
Pattern Notes: I added an extra half lace repeat.
Would I knit it again? I wish I could say yes, but no, I would not knit this pattern again. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know what a debacle this was. I am so glad this hat is finished. It’s a great idea, but it’s so fiddly, and the lace pattern is hard to deconstruct when in the middle of it. I’ve had to rip this so many times. No more. I’d recommend this for cleverer knitters than I, but certainly not for beginners or for folks who knit by the seat of their pants. Unless you really know what you’re doing.
On the other hand, the end product is beautiful! I really love this hat. It’s so stylish! The only down-side is that I have big ears, so I don’t know if I should tuck them into the hat or out.
I’m so happy, you get two whole pictures of my smiling face!