Does that mean I've got nothing for blog fodder? Heck no people. I live to please you. I finished up the last bit of my Central Park Hoodie this morning and then left the comfort of my bed to find buttons. See how much I care?
So here she is, Central Park No-Hoodie. I would have made a hood, but of course I didn't have enough yarn for such a thing. That's ok, I like the shawl collar I made. I did have to rip one of the front bands once because of inaccurate measuring, but that didn't slow me down one bit.
Specs: Yarn is a Cormo Cross from Foxhill Farms; pattern is Central Park Hoodieby Heather Lodinsky; mods are a 5" collar instead of a hood and waist shaping.
Comments: The pattern is great – very easy and the result is a lovely, wearable sweater. The fit is a bit snug, especially the sleeves, so go larger if you're thinking of making this. I used tubular cast on and cast off for all double ribs - I love that polished rolled edge. I made the buttonholes using One Row Buttonholes as described by M. Stanley in Knitter's Handbook. The buttons are from Joann's and are 1 1/8" large.
You know what else is good about this sweater? We're having a "cold" snap here in Nor Cal, so I can wear it! Yay!