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Okay, this is going to keep bugging me... - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
firstfrost
Okay, this is going to keep bugging me...
Did I knit you a grey shawl, which shumashi borrowed to wear in "Charlie and Algernon" six years ago? (Or, if it wasn't you, do you know who it was?)

(Crowdsourcing my memory in my old age, sigh...)
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firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 11th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, like this one:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/15906682@N05/1806463700/
except I keep trying to make that be your red shawl instead. Now I don't remember what that one looks like...
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firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 12th, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, okay. That one is also a pi shawl (though pi isn't really in the numbers). It has to do with how the increases are done, which is "double the number of stitches in one row, then knit until double the number of rows that you knit last time" (because the circumference=2piR, except that 2pi might as well be k), iterated. So in both that one and the one I showed you, you can see that the increases are all in the visible rings, which go from sparse stitches to dense stitches. The technique was invented by Elizabeth Zimmerman, the grand dame of knitting, and she called them "pi shawls" when she described it.
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: May 12th, 2009 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)
You made me a grey circle shawl in super-snuggly baby alpaca. The pattern is more leafy than diamond-y. I don't remember whether I loaned it to shumashi for a play, though ... lots of my stuff has gone to the theater or to a larp at one point or another, and I lose track.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 12th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, was it this one?

http://stuff.mit.edu/~boojum/KnitIndex/html/pix/amazing%20009.jpg

(username knit, password purl)

When I was trying to remember with shumashi who it was, you were my only guess, so my memory is not totally defective!
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: May 12th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes! I think that's it. :)

May I ask what prompted this racking of memories?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 12th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
shumashi was wondering if I could make her a grey shawl like the one I made someone else that she borrowed, and I mostly kind of stared into space and said "Did I make a grey shawl? Why don't I remember it?" and was very confused. :)
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kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: May 12th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmmmmm, baby alpaca ... such decadent yarn.
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