Yes, my friends, at long last it is finished. Can I get a collective "'Bout time!" 'Bout time, indeed. This knit dragged on and on mercilessly, but I can finally say that it is done and move on. But in order to move on entirely, I had to get a few FO shots of it, which, given the 85+ degree heat wave in Philly, was not at all easy. In fact, standing in front of this mural a few blocks from my apartment was the only way I could convince myself that it was cool enough to wear this thing. The hood? Turns out it makes a good shade source from the 85+ degree sun. Note to self: aran wool is suitable for blizzards only. Not 85+ degree, super-sunny days.
Finished: Central Park Hoodie by Heather Lodinksy
Pattern: Knitscene Fall 2006
Fiber: Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran (8 balls of "Darkside")
Needles: sizes 6 and 8 straight needles
Date Started: September 2006
Date Completed: 25 September 2007
Modifications: I used size 6 needles for the arm cuff ribbing and used the 8s for all other ribbing. I really dislike bunchy ribbing around the waist.
Notes: I went a little crazy with the buttons. Clearly, this sweater did not need six huge wooden buttons. But I just couldn't help myself, as I had found the best wooden buttons ever. They help to balance out the bulkiness of the sweater, too. The buttons were an surprising score from the LYS, Rosie's Yarn Cellar.
If there's one thing a bright 85+ degree day is good for, it is showing off black tweedy goodness and cables. It's also good for sweltering, which I was doing lots of here.
There really is no excuse for me having taken so long to knit this. It's a fun, easy pattern that, surprisingly, I want to knit again. I know, I know. This first one came out too big, and I really want to knit one that fits me now. With lighter, softer yarn that will feel more like a sweatshirt than a sweater. So, you can expect to see another one of these babies hot off the needles in...oh, 2010 or so.
And now, I am off to continue
being a finisher.
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