I cannot believe I haven't updated my readers on my bog jacket in almost a year! And it's very hard to believe (well, if you know me, not really) that I'm still not finished with it! In my defense, I had to order more yarn. Okay, it's not much of a defense, but it's something, right?
So I am happy to report - I have finished ONE sleeve! Yes, just one, but out of two, that's 50% complete! It took me awhile to get the main part of the sleeve finished to were I could break off and begin working on one and not both. Remember, there are over 300 stitches on these needles! One pass takes roughly 20-30 minutes for me. Now, the sleeve part only took half that time so I finished it in a few days. So the next part is to finish the other sleeve which I will begin next week.
Please check out my slideshow so you can see everything I've accomplished. I'm not proud to say I began this in August 2010, but I did and that's my story! But I am determined to complete it in 2014 so I can wear it next winter. I'm not sure if I can get it finished by the springtime, but it would be nice if I did.
Here's my checklist of what is left: the second sleeve, the collar, pulling out the sleeve thread and weaving both sleeves, the I-cord for the jacket closure, lining the jacket and installing a zipper. And as we are looking at this list, you ask, what have I ticked off? Well, the main body is complete, one sleeve is finished and the neckline is ready to make the collar on. If you do the math (I like math!) I'm roughly 85% finished. Whew! Not much longer and I will be modeling the jacket for you!