Saturday, January 26, 2008

Size 9 Aluminum Needles are THE DEVIL

Okay, so starting last weekend (when I had some child-free peace at Mom's), I started trying out a new stitch with my knitting needles. Instead of the plain -- yet tried and true -- garter stitch I was finally going to move on to something more exciting. Yes, the double seed stitch. This is accomplished by casting on any multiple of two -- preferably in a large enough number to actually see the pattern appear -- and followed by knitting two, purling two to the end. It looks quite pretty, actually. See here. It's important to note that the picture I've linked to is not my work, but someone else's.

No, unfortunately my double seed stitch will not be seen any time in the near future. Why? I blame it all on size 9 aluminum needles. They are, in fact, the Devil. They're too slick, too long, and I just hate them. Need I really explain? I much prefer bamboo. I'd even settle for plastic at this point. But alas, my bamboo needles are tied up in a mid-project garter stitch scarf, and any of my other needles are too large. If I was astute enough to have invested in a stitch holder (or five), I wouldn't be in this predicament.

I am determined to accomplish my double seed stitch. Determined.

But for now, Andi's returned with fried chicken. Oh, crispy chickeny goodness, How I Love Thee.


Kelly said...

I have 3 other knitting projects on hiatis..waiting in my knitting basket..and I too, have my beloved bamboo needles currently situated in a half knitted scarf.. they are nice, smooth and short and I want them so badly for something else. I suppose I could go to the craft store and purchase another pair..but I am just too lazy.

Rantings by a Middle Aged Drama Queen said...

Glad to see you feeling better! Knit on sister Knit on! LOL

Kelly said...

Hey, where have you haven't posted in awhile! How's it going? (This comment is for "Rantings" :)

Missy said...

I am glad you are still knitting! Perhaps it is time for some new bamboo needles?

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

Yep, I feel the same way about mine! The damn things kept coming off until I gave up!

I just discovered bamboo -- but who can afford to replace them ALL!!????!!!