Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Can You See the Faces?
I love these little faces, enough to tackle a pair of top down socks to get the effect of wide open mouths. The heels are something different, increasing for the gusset stitches while knitting the heel flap instead of picking them up later. I still don't claim to understand how that works.
I was having too much fun knitting little screaming faces to worry about it. It's a fun device for horror movies, but it's also a real thing. The phenomena of seeing faces where there aren't any is called pareidolia. This article has an interesting quote from Leonardo da Vinci about seeing images in walls that are "spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones." I know I've seen faces in the bedroom wallpaper when the room is bright enough to make out the flowers but it's earlier than I can convince myself to get out of bed.
Pattern: Faces in the Wallpaper Socks
Yarn: Knitpicks Gloss Fingering, Velveteen