Works in progress, meanderings, patterns, finished objects. All things hooked.

By Hook or By Crook

Crochet, which has been going on since Christmas, gives me weird core-sample glimpses into advanced topologies. For example, to make the basic granny square, you make a chain, join it end to end to form a ring. Subsequent stitches are made back through the ring, where a loop of yarn from the future strand is grabbed and pulled back through. (According to S. I am now my own grandmother.) According to my friend Sarah, the primary distinction between crochet and knit stitches is that machines cannot make crochet stitches. Put that in your Cylon Detector, Dr. Baltar!

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