On the train to and from Leighton Buzzard, I knitted a test piece in a slip-stitch pattern, for a cushion I'm planning for my daughter. I have been trying out slip-stitch patterns for a workshop this weekend, when nine of us in the Huddersfield Knitting & Crochet Guild are going away. To Blackpool! For a KnitAway weekend! At the Westcliffe Hotel! So exciting.
Anyway. I promised my daughter a knitted cushion for her bedroom, some time ago, and we agreed on a design, based on my slip-stitch swatches. My test piece is a miniature version of the cushion, in the colours she chose.
I think it's promising. It feels very soft and comforting. The edges of the centre square need tidying up, and the corners should be a bit squarer, but the point of a test piece is to see what's not quite right, so that's OK. I have made a start on the full-size version. More later, on the weekend, the workshop and the cushion.