Ooops ... I have to tell you beforehand that this is going to be a photo-less post!
Thank you all very much for the advice on Bomber. I am still waiting for the zipper to arrive. As I said before, without the zipper, the ribbing just won't budge and keep bouncing back, so it's really hard to tell if the jacket fits. And if it doesn't, I would certainly try wet blocking it again. Last time after washing, I just let it dry on the board ... without any pinning.
The gloves are finished. Knitting them has been a breeze, even with the thin sock yarn. I could knit up one in a day! I tried picking up stitches for the covers last night but it turned out to be the most difficult part of the project. Dark sock yarn + tiny needles = teary eyes! And when I finally managed to pick up the 30 stitches from the knuckles of the gloves, I knitted the cover in the wrong direction! Now I finally understand how it should be done ... call me slow, I know! Hopefully, the whole thing would be finished and blocked this weekend.
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