Pi Day and Yak Yarn
Posted by mtmom on March 14, 2011
It’s Pi Day today — you know, the number 3.14 etc from geometry, denoted by the Greek letter pi — and today’s date is 3-14.
In one of her books (Knitting Around, maybe?), Elizabeth Zimmermann tells the story of how Gaffer explained to her the concept of pi: “Whenever the distance from the center doubles, the distance around doubles.” Thus, the Pi Shawl was born; doubling the number of stitches whenever you’ve doubled the number of rounds: say, CO 7 sts; rd 2, inc to 14; rd 4, inc to 28; rd 8, inc to 56; rd 16 double your sts again; and so on.
I’m hoping to make something round and yummy. “Pi Pie”! (well, actually, bars made in-the-round.)
In other “yummy” news,
I received as a gift some yummy “yak down” yarn, and am considering what to make with it. I’m thinking a lacy shawlette. Any ideas or recommendations, y’all?
BTW, the cat decided she preferred the tissue paper for chewing. (Phew!)