|So far only made the sweater...really looking forward to the blanket.
I tweaked the sweater pattern to have the sleeves "grow out" of the front by chaining appropriate sts needed for sleeve increase, and then when finished second front, chained 15 st from neck and attached first front/sleeve at its neck edge.Then worked across sleeves and back to bottom back.
That way only had 2 side/sleeve seams total.
Made 1 with Baby wool, and 1 with heavier/afghan wool. Only took 10 hours each, and I have only been crocheting for 3 mos !