Monday, November 12, 2007

The Central Park Hoodie is done!!!

I started this sweater last winter. Um.... yeah.

Well it didn't take me a year to knit - but it did hibernate all spring and summer only to be brought back out again this fall when the weather started to get cool again.

Central Park Hoodie

Central Park Hoodie

That's alot of wool!

Central Park Hoodie

Stats:

Pattern
- Central Park Hoodie from Knitscene Fall 2006
Yarn - Araucania's "Nature Wool Chunky" - purchased at Webs online.
Needles - Knit Picks Options in sizes US 9 and 10.
Alterations - lots! I made it a size larger than the pattern and a bit longer too.

Comments - I am so in love with this sweater. I have been wearing it almost every day in place of a jacket and let me tell ya - it is warm!!! I have to thank Jolene and Amie for teaching me to seam correctly! It really made a huge difference on the finished project.

Wanna see the back?

ok!!

Central Park Hoodie

Do I look happy?

Central Park Hoodie

NO?

Well, let me dance around for ya to express the joy of wearing my first handknit sweater!!

Central Park Hoodie

Thank god it's finally done!!

And as an added bonus - it fits!

Central Park Hoodie

PS - Thanks Jolene for the cool t-shirt from Rhinebeck. I didn't get to go - but I love my shirt!!

33 comments:

Ruth said...

Wow! It looks stunning!! Love seeing you do the happy dance too :)

bySarah said...

It looks amazing!!!!!
And the pictures with tthe yellow leaves in the background com pliment it perfectly. Congrats!

Kat with a K said...

That is a gorgeous sweater. I love your yarn choice! Great color - and it looks great on you!

beth said...

Looks great!

Mama-E said...

jody...the jody jodster...dancin' in the LE-AVES... lookin smokin' HOT!

Awesome.. you look so happy girl!

Mary Ellen said...

Wow! So completely impressed! It looks HAWT!

Diane said...

Dance away to celebrate that lovely sweater.

dee said...

it looks fab! I love the colour! - Now I want to finish mine.

Ann said...

Jody, it looks so good! That first picture of you is just fantastic. What a perfect fall sweater!

Erin said...

Awesome!! Now I want to make one!! :)

Beth said...

That came out awesome and look amazing on you! Great work!

Amy said...

That really looks good on you.

Pheelya said...

It looks great!!! Hopefully I will be able to make it tonight and see it in person! :)

danielle said...

That's your first sweater?! It's amazing. It looks great on you! Awesome photoshoot.

Carrie said...

What a great sweater, you did a fabulous job!

laura said...

It looks great!!!
Absolutely lovely. I am jealous. Make me one!

Coleen said...

Your sweater is pretty, but you are prettier!

Knittymama said...

I'm sitting here in my freezing cold office eating lunch and being totally jealous of that sweater. You did a lovely job!

Nicole Seitler said...

Too cute! No, you don't look happy at all. ;)

Lisa said...

Great Job! It turn out beautiful. I love the color. What yarn did you use?

AllyB said...

OMG! That is the cutest sweater and you look adorable in it! Congratulations! The color is perfect.

turtlegirl76 said...

Jody it's absolutely stunning! Love that color on you and the fit is fabulous! It looks so comfortable!

GingerPyeJackson said...

Absolutely wonderful. Nice work. Wear it with pride.

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tinkknitz said...

Yeah! What they said. One more thing . . . who was your photographer. Those pix rival your own.

savannahchik said...

it's gorgeous! i absolutely love that color -- it's perfect against the fall foliage!

Stacey said...

beautiful!!!! the color and the fit looks perfect!!! yay!!!!

Shelby said...

Wow- that is one impressive sweater!! I love the color you chose too- it really suits you! Congratulations!!

DPUTiger said...

1. Love your CPH. It's on my "want to knit" list in a big way, but I MUST finish some stuff first.

2. Punkin' Chunkin' is currently featured on espn.com. Thought you might want to read it, since you lived it :)

http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/general/news/story?id=3107378&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab7pos1

CiCi and CAJtalk said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love this sweater and you have such great pictures.
Cajtalk

Zonda said...

Love it! Looks so good on you! Yay for being done! :)

Jenni said...

This is awesome!!! I hope my first sweater turns out this great!

Jinann said...

Oh is that sweater gorgeous! You did a fabulous job and it looks GREAT on you!