Friday, February 20, 2009

Central Park Hoodie Progress!!

Yay!!!! Both fronts are done!! I don't believe it myself. I finished the right front last night. Then put them together and noticed (grrrr!) the left front was one cable higher. So, I pulled the edge out and ripped it back (brave, huh?) to the little stitch marker row. And re-did it. I was on a knitting rampage yesterday. (And I was making dinner at the same time.) Whew. No wonder I was so tired last night. ;P I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy that I am this far and now I am more determined than ever to finish this sweater.

I also cast on for the sleeves. Yes, sleeves. :-) When one is done, both will be done. Someone I used to clean house for told me how to do that. (I was still a young knitter, then...)

After the sleeves, I just have the hood and the trim & buttonholes. I feel like I am so close now. This is a huge deal for me. My first sweater for me, and cables. When I finish this I am going to have a party.
I really only have five projects going right now that I know of. So I am also getting my WIP pile down (WAY down), too.

~ Central Park Hoodie
~Navajo Afghan (almost half done?)
~Noah's Ark Afghan (almost done)
~Love Bug (wings to do and legs to sew on)
~Peppermint Bear (arms to crochet and sew on)

I do have the pair of sockies that I ran out of yarn for, too. I am starting to get in control here. I have even finished projects from years ago. (The 'Eye Dazzler' afghan, the baby Koala...) I know one thing that I need to stop doing is joining KALs and CALs, unless I am already working on whatever it is for... That does *stress* me out. Or adds to my obligations...

Well I hope you are all having a good day and a great weekend to come!! TGIF :-)


Mimi said...

Good job, yes you should party when you finish that good-looking sweater! I can't wait to see you wearing it :)

Ghost said...

Wow you are fast

Tina said...

Thanks Mimi and Ghost. Actually I am sloooow. I think I cast on for this sweater in Jan of '08:
So it has taken me over a year so far. (Sigh...) But thank you both for the encouragement! :-)