Z is for Zips

Even though I haven’t started sewing up the Menace jumper [Ravlink] yet, I’ve been thinking about the other Unfinished Object that’s been sitting around for ages and ages, and that’s my Chunky Zipped Jacket [Ravlink] which is knit from Sirdar Bigga yarn.  The main thing that’s keeping me from finishing this is the zip, although I’m also not quite sure whether to sew the seams with the Bigga yarn (which is “Super Bulky” weight), or with a thinner yarn of the same colour.  I do have a thinner yarn, and that would make the seams less bulky, I think.  But would it show up or be less stable, too?  I don’t know!  Help!  I also suspect that this might not be the best project to try attaching a zip to, when it’s the first time I’ve ever done that.  Again, the bulkiness is an issue.  What do I sew the zip on with?  Thread or yarn?  This stuff is hard.  Time to get advice from wiser heads, I think.  I’ll cart it along to KnitJam next week.

Otherwise, today has been more of a knitting day than a tidying up one, though I have got some of that done.  But good news!  I’ve finished my Clapotis [Ravlink] at long last.  I still have to weave in the ends, and block it (probably… I might leave it, I haven’t decided yet) but otherwise I’m done.  Woohoo!  Pictures will be coming soon.

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