Wednesday, November 12, 2008

And Another Option

(Blogger tries to suggest previously used post titles when you start typing--but I don't need that feature, because I naturally want to call all my posts the same thing--this is the third post I have titled "And Another [Something]")

Anyway, I uncovered another Montana Tunic yarn choice--silvery grey handspun from two sheep named Coco and Sarah (I think). Here it is with the teal.

Hmmm. (See what kind of waffling ensues when I don't write about my socks?)

And I had a wildly nerdy thought which I just nearly forgot, but remembered again (hurray!). So, my favorite high school math teacher, Mr. Bock (look, he's mentioned in the Wikipedia entry about my high school!) explained infinity by saying that if you had a hotel with an infinite number of rooms, and they were all filled, and another guest came, you could make room for the new guest by putting him in room one and having everyone else move up/over one room. (And in one of my favorite books, Smilla's Sense of Snow, Smilla admires the dedication to privacy that makes moving an infinite number of people seem like a reasonable thing to do so everyone would have their own room.)

So, in Excel, if you highlight a row (my clicking on the grey border area), then try to paste it one column over in another row (say, pasting row 3 in row 4, beginning in B2), Excel won't let you because the highlighted area and the spot you want to paste it aren't the same size. Ergo, Excel does not allow an infinite number of columns. (Or if it does, it misunderstands infinity and needs to speak to Mr. Bock about it.)

But back to the yarn: I'd been vaguely thinking about the grey for the body and sleeves of a raglan sweater, with the yoke in another handspun (multi-colored, including grey). But I also might like it for this. Hmm.

3 comments: said...

Man, that's a lot of thoughts there!

I like Mr. Bock's explaination, it made perfect sense to me!

Sonia said...

LOVE the teal yarn. I think it would be great for that project. And as for wardrobe versatility, it would look great over a solid color long sleeved T-shirt or button down. Meant to say that on a previous post, but it still works here!
Good luck deciding. : )

Anna said...

This post just had me laughing. :)
And then I sent a thought of admiration to Mr Bock as he actually tried to explain infinity to you. I don't think I've ever had a teacher do that...