No, that's not slang for something esoteric and/or technical and/or geeky (much).
I mean it quite literally: the lovely stripes that my yarn was giving me have morphed into not-stripes as I shape the garment.
Look very carefully at the ivory-coloured beads: they have the prettiest carvings.
These are a fair amount longer than the beads I've been using, and while they work, their length and perhaps the end taper (the ends are fatter than my usual beads) result in a slightly less stable structure which is not as stiff as I'd like it to be.
Still pretty, not a failure, but not ideal.
I'm generating quite the collection!