"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. "
Illusion knitting is, as you can see, a technique in which you pick two colors and knit stripes of them in such a way that, from the front, only the stripes appear, while from an angle a picture forms from the stripes that are visible. It's extremely easy to do--just knit two rows of each color, the first row always knitted, and in the second row, knit if you want that color to appear and purl otherwise (a grid helps to chart out the image and figure out which stitches to knit or purl). From the right side the purl bumps form the image.
A couple of things I've learned while experimenting for this project: • You can (as you can see) use more than one color, but it helps to have one color that is always the background, and only vary the foreground color (or vice versa). Otherwise the illusion doesn't work as well. • On the second row of each color (the row that actually creates the illusion) a single purl stitch or a single knit stitch won't show up right. You need at least two knits and two purls in a row in order for the purl bump to stick out and the knit to be hidden.
Pluus Mul oli üks pluus, mis oli väga mugav ja ilus, aga mõni kord segasid mulle pikkad varrukad. Sellel nädalal lõikasin neid ära ja heegeldasin uued ääred. Nüüd on mul täiesti uus kevadine pluus ja midagi enam ei sega töötamisel ja katsetamisel. ))