Happy stuff now:
Green Gable is coming along fine. The fit is a little looser than the design but I am happy with that since I do not need my middle aged back and arms being shown off to the world:
I believe I have a few more rows until I begin the waist decreases. This is getting exciting - it is my first garment (not including socks). And I may have it finished before the end of the summer! Yippee!!!