So, today is Pi Day. You know … 3.14 …
I found this interesting article about a Pi Blanket, using the first 127 digits of Pi to correspond to a resistor code colour.
So of course I had to look up what a resistor colour code is. Without getting into all the techie stuff, a resistor code colour is an electronic colour code that measures the resistance of a resistor … okay, enough about that. Here’s a chart of the codes.
So, basically, it’s a number assigned to a standard colour that corresponds to their measurements. Why didn’t they just say that? lol
So, back to the Pi Blanket. If we wanted to make our own Pi Blanket – to be finished by next year – then we can print out the value of Pi (3.14) to however many digits we want. From Wikipedia, the first 100 digits are:
3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211 70679 ..
So the colour sequence for that would be: brown, yellow, brown, green, white, red, blue, green, orange, green …. you get the idea.
Hmmm…. not a bad idea. For motifs, maybe a two-round motif. If just straight crochet or knit, then one row each colour. *sigh* … another to add to the ideas list … right after the Fibonacci series afghan … more WIPs …
Just got another idea … maybe there’s other codes out there that can be translated into colour, then use the sequence or pattern for crochet and knitting! ha! Never ends, doesn’t it?