It's raining cats and dogs, and it's so dark I'm surprised the street lights aren't on. The photos I had planned for today will have to wait. Instead, today is a good day for a few random bits and pieces.
~ Knitting and math go hand in hand . . . from simple row counts to more complex charts and stitch counts. KnitYak has taken the combination of knitting and math to another level with a knitting machine and algorithmic computer generated designs. Read about the one-of-a-kind scarves KnitYak wants to produce.
~ I love all kinds of history but especially anything that has to do with the history of knitting. Here's a story on Shetland . . . wool, yarn, weaving and the world's fastest knitter. It's the story of the textile industry on the island - what it was and how it's changed.
~ More on Shetland and history. Taatit rugs were originally used as bedcovers - beautiful works of art with a practical use. These rugs are steeped in folklore and a connection to Scandinavian countries. It's a fascinating story.
That's it for your daily dose of math and history. Happy Canada Day to our neighbors to the north.