Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Slip-Stitch Cats Preview

"Enlightenment must come little by little -- otherwise it would overwhelm."
-- Idries Shah

Here are my Halloween slip-stitch cats. They took a good portion of Sunday and three hours yesterday to graph. If you know about slip-stitch, then you know that there must be a stitch to slip in order for the pattern to work. And since you carry only one yarn across a row and slip the other, it varies every two rows. Thus round things and curves are very difficult.

But all in all, I love this pattern. It is all mine and I worked very hard to get the tails in the center to curve in a neat way. I also think they look kinda spooky and if you look at them long enough you see other things...or is that because is is 5 am?

Now hopefully the rest of the sweater will design itself. *grin*

Happy crafting,



zibibbo said...

Awesome work!! I love seeing slip stich out and about. Can't wait to see the sweater!

rueyeet said...

If I look at them one way, I see cats, and if I look at them the other way, I see flames. It's a neat effect!

SheKnits said...

Looks great!!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the write-up on the cats.