I decided to start a new knitting project.
Nothing unusual there.
Except.....well, it is a pi shawl (yes, I am that math geek), and I did start it on March 14, which was Pi Day. Actually it was super Pi Day because it was March 14 of the year 2015 which is the first five digits of Pi - 3.1415.
This shawl is a large circular shawl and it has beads placed on it to represent accurately the night sky in the northern hemisphere.
What's not to love?
But I decided to colour code my beads to match the magnitude of the actual stars.
So I started with this chart.
and then using this chart that shows the algorithm of how the shawl is constructed....
I got out all my tools to add the colours to the beading chart.
It isn't as daunting as it first seemed.
Here is my progress so far - I am ready to start chart E and I have 288 stitches. The colourway of the wool is Scandinavian Fjord. How perfectly northern is that?
I can see the big dipper already. Can you?
(Hint - the red bead in the centre is the north star)
Maybe I am not out of my mind, but this shawl is going to be out of this world!