Π

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.

12 thoughts on “Π

  1. 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?

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

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