Finished Santa Cruz

Thursday, May 10th, 2007
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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

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.

Santa Cruz

I’m so happy, you get two whole pictures of my smiling face!

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3 Comments to “Finished Santa Cruz”

  1. Oh, it’s cute! Worth all the effort, for sure.

    Comment by
    Liz K.
    May 11, 2007 @ 7:50 am
  2. But oh so satisfying to finish. Looks good on ya also. Keep your ears in so they can stay warm too. ;-)

    Comment by Rhonda the Stitchingnut
    May 11, 2007 @ 11:47 am
  3. That looks great. I couldn’t figure out what you where talking about at first–ie all the mistakes etc–because it really looks great. Nice job.

    Comment by Lisa
    May 12, 2007 @ 9:05 am

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