The seed stitch adds such a wonderful texture that it is well worth the time it takes to do it. The colors are just as beautiful the second time around.
I am still a bit in unknown territory. Will the coat lie correctly due to the initial washing that made the yarn expand at a scary rate? When I took it apart and had to mist all the yarn did it loose part of the stiffness that would make it more like a coat than a sweater? Did the yarn shrink and will I have enough to complete this project?
I guess I will find out as I go along.
Today is the third day of school for my children. It is quiet in my house right now, just Max and myself. How lovely silence is. No one is screaming my name for help with something. No one is fighting just for the joy of annoying their brother. When I left the house to drop off for car pool I returned with it looking exactly the same. There were not dirty dishes out, and milk out of the fridge. I didn't have to close the cupboards or flush the toilet, or wipe up crumbs.
Silence is a beautiful thing.