LifestyleYesterday I did some cleaning up and washed some floors. I also did 3 loads of laundry. In the afternoon, I picked up grandson from school and took him home. Not an overly busy day but work got done. I was happy with what was done.
SewingI am working on the test pattern. I laid out the pattern, cut it out and started sewing. I started with the two piece sleeves and they went together perfectly. Using a scrap of wool, I tested an overcast stitch for seams that needed to be finished. I did it on the sleeves. Trim was added to add a bit of color to the drab olive.
Next I worked on the body of the coat. The back was sewn together and the shoulder seams were sewn. After that I pinned in the sleeves with about 20 pins in each and sewed them in. I just need to steam the sleeve caps to have the seams lay correctly.
Nellie decided to model it as is. It looks like a sack as the side seams haven't been sewn.
KnittingI knit on the dog's sweater last night. I have 4-6 rows left before I can cast off both the upper and under parts. Having them both on the same needle has been great as I can see how much more I had to knit on the upper part of the sweater.
TodayThe goal is to start cleaning the living room, shop for some groceries and sew on the doll's coat. Tonight I hope to finish the two pieces of the dog's sweater and start on the collar.
Until the next time..........................