Monday, March 14, 2011

Pi Day

Circle of Life Shawl from Fiber Trends
Somehow, over the years, I have missed Pi Day.  Maybe it's because I'm not really mathematically inclined - give me a crossword puzzle over sodoku any day. Well, right there in the morning paper was the notice that March 14 was "celebrate Pi Day." Now I do like a good celebration and any little "thing" that can be ferreted out of the closet to get a party going is fine with me - rubber duckies, oatmeal month - you name it and I'll celebrate it! This is why I was a little stunned when I realized that I had missed Pi Day all these years, especially when you consider that you celebrate it by eating pies - one of my favourite desserts!!

Boy, do I have some catching up to do!!  Here are some things that I didn't know about Pi Day. Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879. He would be 132 today. He is also a Pisces. Givenchy sells a perfume named Pi. Pi Day was founded in 1988 in San Francisco - the 14th day of the 3rd month (3.14). Pi is an infinit number - Infiknit will be celebrating in future!!

Now Pi figures a lot in knitting especially with Elizabeth's Zimmerman's Pi Shawl. Above is a shawl using the Pi concept from fiber Trends. The concept is that to get a circle, you increase 8 sts every other round until the circle is the size you want it - It's as easy as Pie (Pi)!


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