Friday, April 17, 2015

Seed Stitch. Laceweight yarn.

This thing is taking forever. I've been working on it (I confess, not very often) for so long I can hardly remember my knitting life without it. Seed stitch. Laceweight yarn. I am making my peace with the fact that I will be knitting this Endless Seed Stitch Wrap for the rest of my natural life. There are at least four more colors to go, and I'm doing that thing where you knit until the yarn is gone and then join another, repeat. There is no thinking at all, but I can't take my attention off it, because seed stitch. Laceweight yarn. Urgh. It looks like an ice cream, though, doesn't it? I can't help liking that. I might as well like it, because we are in it for the long haul.

 

27 comments:

  1. Respect. I'm currently hooking with a thinnish yarn, not even lace weight, and it is The Last Time. I will not work with anything thinner than proper DK again. Ever.
    Good luck. It will be beautiful.

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  2. Just take your time...it is going to look just beautiful :0) mari

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  3. It is beautiful and will be stunning when complete my hats off to you though...don't think I could be that dedicated. I have an awfully short attention span. Ali x

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  4. It is going to be gorgeous when you have finished and well worth the long haul :) I love all of your knitting projects. I hope to progress past a scarf. Yes, just the one. It took me forever, which is a long time :)
    Hugs...

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  5. Oh yes, neopolitan ice cream. Yummy! Just like your knitting project.

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  6. Tedious maybe. Lovely for sure!
    xoxox

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  7. I'm with Stel. R E S P E C T. And what a patience to keep on going... I probably would have ditched it a long time ago. But some how it is hard to do that too. Especially when the outcome is so deliciously pretty like this is. It will be well worth the tedious work. Put your hands together for Kristen! Well done you!
    Xxx

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  8. I love it! That is the kind of thing I like doing when my hands are itching to move but my brain doesn't feel like it's in the right place to venture a pattern. I'm pretty new to knitting and I still get nervous when working from a pattern, terrified that I won't understand the next part of what the designer is trying to explain. I'll be adding this to my must-do-soon-list. :-)

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  9. It is really beautiful. Because of your choice of yarn,imho.
    All these positive reactions must be motivating, huh?

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  10. I'm with you. Am currently knitting a long cardi in fishermans rib!!! Never seems to grow but eats yarn! Can't wait to see your Ice Cream Wrap (new name) when finished .... those colours are truly yummy! x

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  11. I have made a goal to never, ever and I mean ever knit seed stitch again. The last time I knit it I almost blew my brains out. I love your project, I love the look of seed stitch put it is not for me. Just like socks, I have sworn them off too. SO much for my knitting skills!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  12. Even in its current state, it's gorgeous! Can hardly wait to see it finished. Have a great weekend!

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  13. Kristen, the colors are beautifully chosen, and I hope that you will continue to show us the progression as each new skein is tied on.

    This past winter I knit several wraps in lace or fingering wool. Each had garter stitch and lacy bits, too. The going was slow, but I entered into the change of pace and found it relaxing. For a long time. Yes, using seed or moss stitch does mean keeping more of an eye on things. But what fantastic results can be produced.

    I'm currently knitting my fourth pair of socks since finishing those wraps. You can imagine how much simpler this process is. xo

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  14. I know ... Lace yarn can be tedious but the result is wonderful and worth the slow prigress. Enjoy the journey :)

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  15. those colors!!! reminds me of neopolitan ice cream, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. I think you should take a photo every time a new color goes on and then we can all cheer you on :) (and enjoy the colors)

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  16. an so life goes on, I quite like no-brainers like this. There is definitely time in my life for this sort of knitting. Jo x

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  17. Wow - so delicate. I am trying to wean myself off chunky stuff but have little patience for the finer yarns.

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  18. Wow! You win...I couldn't even imagine that much seed stitch and in lace. You are my hero. Although, it is stunning!

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  19. Gosh, you are the most patient knitter in the whole, wide world. I am not worthy!

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  20. I'm with you. I love to have something on the needles that's somewhat mindless and lasts forever. Your wrap is awesome.

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  21. Very impressive, perseverance is a great skill, looks totally amazing.

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  22. Gorgeous! I love in-for-the-long-haul projects. For me those are the ones with no pressure attached. They're for my pleasure only. When fussy demanding projects have shot my last nerve, my interminable log cabin afghan is my solace. I bet that lace yarn feels dreamy running through your fingers. Enjoy your journey.

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  23. It looks lovely (but yes I am pleased I decided to do my version in garter stitch and dk so I could have something mindless)

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  24. I take my hat off to you. Lace weight would take FOREVER. But it does look gorgeous - some kind of yummy dessert. I'll just have to stick around to see it finished, now won't I?

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  25. Good girl!!! :) You can do it!!!!

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  26. It may take forever, but oh it will be beautiful! Don't give up!

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