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Friday, January 18, 2013

US Santa Finish!

I think, I may yet spot a missing stitch. Yeah!! I'll make it into a Christmas ornament for my sister (wish me luck as I am finish-challenged), and give it to her next time I see her, since it was my intent to have started and finished by last Christmas.  :D It is from a chart in Leisure Arts  Down Santa Claus Lane (c)1994.

1/19 Addendum: Well, phooey, I missed a few back stitches in the beard. Will take care of that. BTW, I had to frog the entire left hand (see WIP below). After quite some time trying to figure out what was wrong and the stitches weren't lining up I realized I'd inadvertently doubled the height of the furry cuff and it was something like FOUR spaces too high. Well, no wonder I was having issues. LOL BTW, last Sunday we were taught how to purl. I tried once at home but was doing something wrong so haven't practiced further.


Kate said...

Santa is quite lovely and I look forward to seeing how you finish the ornie. Like you I am finish-challenged but keep on trying. :)

Anonymous said...


Your Santa finish is great!
Happy weekend.

Kim said...

Looks great - I haven't seen this design before.

Catherine said...

Nice finish!

Andrea said...

Nice finish! I don't think I've ever seen this Santa before. He's wonderful. You did a good job. I am another finish-challenged person so I look forward to seeing how you finish him.