Monday, June 23, 2008

The Hanks Question of the Week

A few months ago, we mentioned the Knitting Scouts; this week we'd like to talk about math skills. Or as the kids say these days, "skillz".


The “I Will Impress You With My Math Prowess” Badge - The recipient is a whiz at substituting yarns and calculating gauge, can space increases and decreases evenly and is fully comfortable with the basic math encountered in all knitting projects.




The “I Will Crush You With My Math Prowess” Badge - The recipient has applied the principles of higher mathematics to knitting including, but not limited to hyperbolic planes, Fibonacci sequences, Klein bottles, Moebius strips, fractals and Flying Spaghetti Monster hats.


Are you more like me, in that you sort of... whimper about math, rocking back and forth in the corner, while chewing on your hand? Or are you more like Sharon, in that at a moments notice you are ready to break out the Calculus and Trigonometry textbooks, yelling, "let's Mathatize this sucka!"...?

4 comments:

SherryW. said...

Oh, dear, I'm afraid I'm the "kill it with math" type! I loved math in school, thought calculus and physics were fun, and alter patterns in my head as I'm knitting.

Can I still play? ;-D

Betharoopie said...

I'm a wee different...total math nerd - loved Calculus so almost minored in it. Need to find how much distance a bee flies between the noses of two oncoming trains at different speeds XYZ miles apart before he gets squished? I'm your gal. But knitting math? That's different...and SCARY...

Glimmerite said...

I love me some math. Though, when knitting, I would prefer to NOT think so much. But I make little things that don't require much effort. Basic instructions and small sizes. Except sometimes the feet don't look so small...

Kai said...

If I show you my Golden Spiral afghan, do I get a math badge? Will I also get a "never finishes anything because she doesn't like seaming" badge for it still being in a (very proportional) pile on my craft table?

I like patterns already worked out, but once I see them, I can usually change proportions and spacing and all that pretty easily. Sometimes there are diagrams and graph paper. And colored pencils.