Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spiraling


Are you hungry?  How about a little piece of pi?












I know my own pi doesn't look half as tasty as the first pi, but behold the spiraling blob. It's not a metaphor for my life, at least I hope it's not.  It's my attempt at pi.  Or more precisely, a circular pi shawl.  I won't be so cheeky as to say I'm in control of this blob. I'm not. I'm just doing my best to put one needle in front of the other in order to go someplace pretty awesome, and to help avoid deep thinking.


Hey, who got π on the floor?


This has been an interesting process so far.  What began as nine stitches, doubles at rows 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64.  Although you can't tell from its blob-like appearance, that needle is now holding 576 stitches.  According to the Gates and Ladder pattern, I can keep going until I have up to a total of 158 rounds.  There aren't directions for what I should do at row 128.  I won't have pi anymore if I don't double my stitches at that point.  WWYD?  Double or not?  Since two rounds takes me about an hour (2 rows), take your time getting back to me.  I think we have some.  Time, that is.  In the meantime, I'm calling Rose.  She's the one who made me start this whole mess.



13 comments:

distracted by shiny objects said...

Thanks, honey, I've been trying to decide whether to eat the last piece of peach pie in the fridge or not...it's history.

Miss 376 said...

This reminds me of the time my boys grandfather was testing them to see what they WEREN'T learning. He asked DS1 what's pi? J's reply was, "something you eat!"
The pi on the floor looks great, like the colours in it. You've done well to keep the pattern going

debra said...

The question I have is: did you start it all on 3-14?

Rudee said...

Debra-I did not. I began this Thursday, I think. I should have waited for pi day.

Miss-love your son's response. The picture on the floor is more true to color.

Distracted-it's not my fault you had pie in the fridge.

Renie Burghardt said...

I love the colors of your circular shawl! I don't knit, but admire people who can knit beautiful things.

I do like pi, good thing I don't have any in my fridge!

Have a great day, Rudee.

Hugs,

Renie

Miss T said...

I love the numbers around the edge of that pi pie crust! And I'm at the same point with a big lace pi blob--and I think enough's enough. I'm not going to double the stitches again.

Rudee said...

Miss T-with 576 stitches per round, I tend to agree. I'll just knit to round 158 then think about a border. I'm surprised at how quickly it's coming along.

Brenda said...

Looks extremely difficult Rudee. But very attractive!

Sandy said...

I always like to take my time to read, so I'll be back (no kids this evening)...

Rose said...

You must know another Rose, right?

Rudee said...

Brenda, it's really super easy-it's two rows around and around, and around.

Rose, you share a name with the woman who sold me this scrumptious yarn. It's her own hand dyed.

Betty Flocken said...

This is beautiful!!! AND the pie looks delicious

Winifred said...

The colours are lovely and the pattern is pretty but good grief all those stitches!

I don't like knitting on circular needles, I can't seem to hold it properly. Now I think about it I like the straight needle under my left arm to balance the work. Never really thought about it before.

Don't forget to show us the finished goody. Pardon the oun but you've whetted our appetites now with both those pies!