I have a lot of big projects that I’m working on: A blanket, 2 shawls (both of which have been on the needles for months), my 2nd foray into cables, and I just finished socks. A lot of knitters don’t consider fingering weight socks to be a “big” project (after all, they go on your feet), but I do. And the thing about big projects is that they are hard to take pictures of. Pictures on the needles are bunched up and awkward and inside lighting is usually rubbish. And then it’s hard to show progress in photos without it looking like 20 of the same picture.
So here is me trying. Wish me luck!
The joy of knitting socks is that halfway through you have a finished object. The frustration of knitting socks is that you still have a second (hopefully identical) sock to make.
The joy of knitting a blanket (composed of blanket squares) is that partway through you have a finished square. The frustration of knitting a blanket is that you have lots more squares to do.
(I am proud of myself for estimating exactly half the ball of yarn when I knit this square. It makes the rest of my blanket calculations easier.)
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89…
The Fibonacci Series is a fascinating mathematical development. It has intrigued me since a friend introduced me to it in college. The Fibonacci Sequence is a series of numbers that builds on itself. Starting with 1, each number is added to the number before it to create the next number in the sequence. So 1+nothing=1; 1+1=2; 2+1=3; 3+2=5, etc.
Why am I geeking out about numbers? I assure you, this is not my normal MO. I want to make a blanket based on the Fibonacci Series. You see, the series is not just about numbers. If you translate those numbers into squares you come up with this:
And if you draw a diagonal line across each square you get pretty darn close to the Golden Spiral (which is another geeky mathematical equation).
So my blanket will end up looking like this:
And here is the first square!
I’m such a nerd.