I can count your ribbons now: Best knitted garment, best use of color, best in show! And you will surely win the prize for traveling the longest distance to attend (again!) But pleeze, don't buy me any more fleece. I've cleaned, combed and carded your gift from last year, and even bought a new-to-me Ladybug spinning wheel. And I've been spinning. But the coat knitting suffers.
I first started the jug coat in one piece, and then I abandoned that process for what I thought would be easier individual patches. Now it's back to one piece. But I would like to prevent a side seam from going through the centers of the patches that fall on the seams. So I will recast onto the long circular needle and knit the fronts and the back together from the bottom to the sleeves with no side seams