Yesterday I was at the doctor’s office, waiting for my appointment. I had been knitting while I waited, but I realized that I would be the next person called inside and I didn’t want to be midrow, so I put my knitting away.
An older lady comes in and I notice right away that she is wearing a handknit, circular shawl. And handknit socks. After she gets through talking with the receptionist, I ask if that is a Pi shawl and if she knit it herself. I thought all circular shawls were Pi shawls. Yes, she did knit it herself, but no it is not Pi. She goes into a very involved explanation about how the increases in her shawl were worked with simple yarn overs and how a Pi shawl uses the Pi formula to work its increases.
She lost me right away. Math is never my strong suit and I have a head/chest cold. I was already bug eyed from the build up of mucus pressure in the old noggin and now she is on a roll about Π. As she was talking I began to wonder if she would notice my handknit socks. I stretched my legs out as far as I could, hoping to make my jeans ride up just enough to expose my own handknit wonder.
nothing doing, she was still all about Π.
I’m all about pie too….
….. with whipped cream.
I, too, prefer pie not PI. With whipped cream. Or not. Any pie is a good pie.
Pi, eh, not so much. Pie, you betcha! Pumpkin pie needs whipped cream, all other pies I prefer without whipped cream.
Oh, yes, pie! Nearly any kind of pie (even mincemeat) and any kind of cream — whipped cream, ice cream, no cream. Mmmmm. And cake!
Was the doc helpful? Did you consult Dr. Norma?
You notice how enthused every one sounds over PIE ann? Change your name to the Pie-eatting swine and you’ll get a lot more comments! I LOVE PIE! especially Peach!
Did someone say pie?
Mmmm…pie (and Pi)! I never thought I could conceive of a shawl knitting conversation going bad…sigh!
Well, wasn’t she all about her mathy, knitty self? Hrmph! I’d have a piece of Triple Berry Pie and write her right off. Pi! I’ll show you pi!
I love you ann :]
Some people are all about ‘me’! I would have noticed right away. I’m so sick of pie I could die!
I would have noticed your socks.
And, you’re right, and she’s wrong… trust me. (there was a long explanation here, but it got all math geeky…). And, in EZ’s Pi Shawl, the increases are simple yarn-overs.
Yes, but aren’t you glad you met her? Blog fodder, right there, baby! ;-)
Mmmmmm…pie. Go see here:
(courtesy of my goofy daughter)
I hope you’re feeling better, Ann. And I would have immediately noticed the socks, even before I glazed over at the very thought of math.