Here’s where I currently stand on the Central Park Hoodie.
I have finished the back, both sleeves, and one front. I am about half-way through the other front, and then it will be time for assembling and knitting the hood, which I understand to be larger than I would imagine. I have really loved knitting this pattern so far. The Kathmandu Aran yarn is gorgeous, and it hasn’t been hard on my hands at all! I can imagine myself using it many times in the future, especially with all the great colors it comes in!
I am knitting the size small (32″) and it is coming out, with light blocking, to 34″ at the bust. I think that should be just about perfect! The 36 would have been too large I think… sometimes I tend to overestimate what size I am, but I’m pleased I managed to talk myself down this time. I am going to be making buttonholes, so perhaps today I can go looking for buttons.
I start back at work today, finally! We were supposed to be closed for 3 weeks, but it has stretched to five since the studio has moved in the interim. That means somewhat less knitting time, but I think that might be good.
We are still looking at houses. I feel like I am being very picky, but I know we will find the perfect house for us, even if it takes six months. I am also working on repairing my credit, which is damaged from a very bad time in my life several years ago. It is frustrating, because we cannot currently get approved for the amount we can actually afford, and it feels as though I am being punished for things that happened years ago, even though I have since cleaned up my life and been responsible. Marc’s credit is very good, and I feel bad to be pulling things down, even though I know he doesn’t blame me for it.
But enough of those problems… I know that things will work out for us! I am working very hard to fix things, and sooner or later I will see results.