Thursday, February 08, 2007

Mathematical knitting and crocheting

hyperbolic plane
I remember a statement recently made by a fellow student and friend, claiming that 'knitting is hip' and will soon become the next big thing. Time will tell if she's proven right.

Anyway, it seems more people are knitting and are making useful things with it. I came across an article about a maths professor who is using crocheting to make models of mathematical objects that are difficult to imagine, like hyperbolic planes and a Lorenz manifold.

1 comment:

B.R.U.C.E said...

Möbius band breipatronen?! Je bent mijn held. Een beetje toch. En als zelfs wisskunde professoren aan het breien slaan dan is dat alleen maar het bewijs dat haken en breien jarenlang zwaar zijn ondergewaardeerd.