I’ve been bleating on about Dungarvan over the past couple of weeks. Today I realized that I have barely mentioned my side filler stitch: seed stitch.
I bow my head in shame, for I am a big fan of the seed stitch. For some reason, knitting seed stitch doesn’t piss me off nearly as much as knitting ribbing does. I wonder why that is? Both patterns involve knitting 1 and purling 1 over and over on every row, but there’s something about offsetting it by 1 to turn plain ol’ 1×1 ribbing into seed stitch that makes me inexplicably happy.
Clearly, I am easily entertained and no doubt I need to get out more.
Rowan Scottish Tweed Aran makes a lovely seed stitch fabric. It’s thick and squishy and sproingy.
I’m still loving the Rowan Scottish Tweed Aran. However, it is a tad hard on the hands. I have a “yarn burn” on the side of my left hand ring finger. It appeared several days ago, angry and red, but it now seems to be settling down into a callous and causes me no pain.
Does this make me a grizzled old knitter?
Someone asked in the comments about avoiding repetitive stress injuries while knitting. While I do a lot of knitting, I almost never have problems with this. Possibly because I’m constantly putting the knitting down and picking it up. Like at least once every one or two rows. If I’m at work, knitting during lunch, I’m mutli-tasking — reading a book, answering email, answering the phone — while I knit. If I’m at home I’m pretty much multitasking as well — petting Lucy, surfing the internet, getting up to do something during tv commercials — while knitting.
Anyhow, here is the progress on the right side front.
Did I happen to mention that I purchased (also from Knit Happens) 14 skeins of the Rowan Scottish Tweed DK in Lavender? (The color in my pic is somewhat off.)
And 20 skeins of the Rowan Scottish Tweed 4 Ply in Skye?
More Full Disclosure
I have not knitted on Teal Hogget since I started Dungarvan. I have only half a sleeve and the finishing left to do on Teal Hogget. This is why I really should stick to being a “one-at-a-time” knitter.
Although I received it a week ago, I have not sewed the zipper in the Bolero Jacket.
While I’m at it with the full disclosure thing, I’ve not vacuumed in ages either.
Lucy doesn’t mind about that — she hates the vacuum cleaner.
And Now For Something Completely Different
Here’s what I had for lunch today at the National Gallery of Art Cascade Cafe:
I love my new camera phone!
P.S. to Zeppelin
I love my new hat!
I’m gonna wear my sassy new bandanna too at my next party!