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Nov
2014
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single minded knitting focus

Each Wednesday, I post little snippets about what’s happening, and what I’m working on.


Single minded knitting focus, gets pretty boring after awhile.

knitting in black and white

My winter coat is all I’m working on.

Some other ideas are brewing in the background, but as far as crafting goes, this is it. No spinning. No sewing. No other knitting.

I put the body together, have picked up for the sleeves, and am halfway through sleeve number 1. This means it’s absolutely no-longer a portable knitting project, and while I knit, it’s doing double duty as a blanket.

My plan is to close up part of the side-seams & underarm seams, once I get both sleeves halfway knit. I’m doing this so I can get a better understanding of the proportions of the sweater/coat.

I’ll get some better photos and write a more in-depth post, once I close up the side seams and it stops looking like a grey alpaca blob.

2 Responses

  1. How many hours a day are you working on this coat? BTW, very impressed with the quality of your work. Everything looks finished off very well. My mom used to brag about her French seams and said the inside should look as good as the outside. She made me rip out zippers if they looked bad. Hated that. But learned how to do good work.

    1. Holly

      Thanks! As many hours as I can squeeze out of my day. In a *very* long evening of *very* focused knitting I can finish a ball of yarn (about 100 grams), which gives me a decent chunk of coat. The entire coat will be about 14 balls of yarn.

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