Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Central Park Hoodie

Central Park Hoodie now has a back and two fronts and the sleeves are started, I am going to be knitting them both at the same time so that they will be identical.


This pattern is such a great knit and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has so far been put off attempting cables as the pattern is easily remembered and simple to do yet still look so affective.

The knew Knitty is up and I have a huge desire to make Lizard Ridge


I just love the colours which of course is created by using the gorgeous yarn, Noro Kureyon. The unfortunate part is the cost but I think if I spoil myself with a couple of balls at a time it wont seem such an extravagance, right?

I am having trouble with my wrist again, just when we all thought here in Launceston that spring had arrived and winter was behind us, the mornings have been icy cold and frosty again. I have had to bring out the magnetic wrist support again so that I can continue knitting without pain.

It is also school holidays here in Tasmania for the next two weeks which I have to admit means a bit of an easier time for me. Yeah sure the kids are home all day but there are no lunches to be made, parent help and other school activities to go to, or sport that the kids need taking to or picked up from. So all in all I get a lot more knitting done as well and I can stay up a bit later at night knowing that the circus of getting children off to school in the mornings wont be there for a couple of weeks, ahhhh!

Till next time, happy knitting.

33 comments:

tiennie said...

Your hoodie is looking really good (can hardly see the purple *wink*) Hope you feel better soon and can knit in peace!

twig said...

I shuddered to think of the price of the yarn for that afghan, but it sure is pretty.

Central Park Hoodie is looking good. Can't wait to see it all together.

Kylie said...

the hoodie looks fantastic.i love the afghan you have to spoil yourself sometime ;) i hope you are feeling better soon perhaps with the hoildays you can get the kids to do the housework lol.

Kylie said...

P.S a certain little sheep in the city has already caved :)

2paw said...

I love the way your Errol CardiFlynn is looking!! I have finished the back and I'm accidentally knitting a new pair of socks!! Hope the wrist is feeling better. Tori the Dead Crippled Labrador always felt worst in Spring. It is all the barometric ups and downs I think!! Ah, a giant lot of Noro......one can only dream...

Cathy said...

The hoodie is looking good.

You are really motoring along.

Cathy

Suzi said...

That is a good idea of a few balls of Noro at a time, I may have to put it back on to my to do list with a winning strategy like that.

I can relate to wrist aches, mine's been playing up this last week must be a combination of cold mornings, over air conditioned class rooms and waaaay too much writing!

Suzi

Marina said...

I love that blanket too but instead of Kureyon, I'm going to get my favourite dyer to dye some softer yarn for me. Should cut the price by more than half!

The hoodie looks gorgeous. Hope the wrist gets better soon!

Yuli said...

Sharon, your Hoodie looks great. I really like jumpers with cables. Just can't wait to see it done!

Emma said...

Ooh, enjoy the holiday, and yes, I totally agree that buying a few balls at a time to make the blanket is perfectly acceptable!

Jennifer said...

The hoodie is looking fantastic!

I love Lizard Ridge too. The colors are so fantastic!

MrsDrWho said...

What ...no dish cloths from you either??????
What are you lot up to?????
Is the thing in the new Knitty mag a GIANT dish cloth?? Everyone seems to like it!!

Wool Winder said...

That afghan is taking blogland by storm. This is the third link to it I've seen today. Sure is pretty! I think buying the yarn a little at a time is the way to go.

The hoodie looks great! Enjoy your extra knitting time.

amanda j said...

Treat yourself to the Noro! The results will be worth it!

trek said...

Mine just went back to school - so happy.

AR said...

Great looking knitting! I love that blanket, too. Smart idea about getting the yarn a little at a time. You're lucky the kids get some time off. I always thought that when they went to school, I'd have more time. Now I know that the oppposite is true.

KnitNana said...

Great job on the Hoodie - can't wait to see it done!
(gotta think on that Lizard!)
(((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

I love the afghan, but cannot fathom how much it cost. Hopefully someone else has a bunch of beautiful self striping worsted weight yarn.

Kris
www.houseofwool.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love the afghan, but cannot fathom how much it cost. Hopefully someone else has a bunch of beautiful self striping worsted weight yarn.

Kris
www.houseofwool.blogspot.com

Debby said...

You are working so fast on the CPH it is practically knitting itself when you turn your back!!

I loved the colors in the afghan too, perfect for our gray winters. That's a great idea, to buy the wool a little at a time.

Hope you are feeling better-- I use a magnet too for my wrist sometimes and it works great.

Kylie said...

Hi Sharon, just wanted to let you know Donna from sheep in the city is having a KAL for the lizard ridge pattern. enjoy!

Leeanne said...

Ahh good luck with things to keep little people busy. Thank goodness for dvd's.
I hope your wrist feels better soon.

Michelle said...

whoa!!! your hoodie is coming along very nice!!!!!!!!!!

Knittinreed said...

Love the Central Park Hoodie. I think knitting the 2 sleeves at the same time is such a great idea! I did that with my clogs... my second (sock or whatever) always seems a bit different than the first for me.

Oh, yes, Lizard Ridge is fab! One ball at a time is a good way to accumulate that needed yummy but $$ yarn.

Hope your wrist feels better - I can emapathise with you. My wrists frequently hurt - mostly when I have a lot of stress and need a massage.

Enjoy your weeks off-

Jessica said...

The hoodie is looking great. I had better hurry up and do some more on mine :)

Ann said...

You are fast - knitting the sleeves now - I have just finished my right front & almost done on the back - have to learn to knit a little faster. Yes, the Hoodie is a nice relaxing knit but looks great!

Katt said...

The cardi looks gorgeous! You are cruising along well!

Yeah that afghan looks gorgeous doesnt it?

You poor thing I hope your wrist stops hurting.

Katt

Whimsical Knitting said...

Oh, I LOVE that hoodie! I can't wait to see your FO, it will be gorgeous!!
The afghan, well, I love it, too! I love everything in this knitty!

BLACK DOG KNITS said...

Gee, you'll be finished that hoodie in no time. Looks great and the colour is perfect. I also love the afghan but Kureyon is soooo scratchy.

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

My god you can knit quickly! I fear I will be the last to end my Hoodie....

Laura said...

Sharon,

So sorry to hear about your wrist and I hope it starts feeling better soon.

Your hoodie is looking great and almost completed. Good for you!

HPNY Knits said...

I just found your blog again, great stuff. I also adore Noro and the Lizard Ridge is fantastic, its on my list!
Noro rules!!

Jenn said...

Oh I hope your wrst is feeling better. I too want to make that throw. Since it uses all different colors of noro, I plan on making it one suare at a time.....spreading the cost out!

Your hoodie is BEAUTIFUL!