My mum freaked me out yesterday when I showed her my sweater sleeves by asking why the cables were crossed wrong on the one I was working on.
After I got over my mild heart attack I explained to her how the cables on the left side of the cardigan are mirrored versions of the ones on the right to create a truly symmetrical piece. It’s actually one of the things that originally caught my eye about the pattern—I always feel that patterns in which all the rope cables cross the same way are somehow off-balance. This kind of attention to the small details is what makes a sweater go from “oh, how pretty!” to “wow, that’s gorgeous“.
I won’t be around much this weekend; Pixisis is picking me up this evening and we’re gonna spend a couple of days cleaning her place and organizing her stash. Have some early Caturday:
(Ovaltine is not ‘raptor food, kitten. Nice try though.)