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Math4Knitters, Crafty Living: Show 82

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Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Fortune Teller or Cootie Catcher, or whatever you called it.

Math4Knitters, Crafty Living: Show 82

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
This is the fortune teller, upside-down.
Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
I had entirely too much fun making this.
Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
For the record, it is very hard to photograph your own hand.
Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
This is the fortune teller with the paper model I stared at for weeks before I tried to knit it.

This week, I chat with Jeny Staiman, the genius behind some really cool bind offs and her latest triumph, Double Heelix, a really, really cool sock pattern. Also, I dip into my girlhood nostalgia and knit a fortune teller.

Fortune Teller (or Cootie Catcher, or whatever you called it)

When I was a girl, we used to fold up pieces of notebook paper into these little things. Here's a more fancy version. Sometimes we used them to add an extra layer to MASH (I found an online version, in case you care to relive it). Sometimes we just had them stand alone. Anyway, a few weeks ago I had a "what if" thought and decided to try knitting one.


I am really excited to share my talk with Jeny. I hope we made sense in our mutual journey to geek-ville. I'm also thankful that she put up with me forgetting about those pesky little things called time zones. Jeny is known as curiousjeny on Ravelry. Her blog is here.


A Klein Bottle Knitting Pattern is at the The Home of Mathematical Knitting (sarah-marie's mathematical knitting pages), by Sarah-Marie Belcastro.

Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off

Cat Bordhi

Usability Engineering

Interlock Bind off

Double Heelix Socks

We don't mention this book, in particular, but if you want to see celtic spirals, here's a book of over 100 of them.

Helix Striped Spiral Bedsocks by Sarah-Marie Belcastro

Knitting Spirals

Kathleen Sperling's Hat-Heel Sock

Duck Baby Socks

The Weaving Works

Acorn Street

The Sock Summit is Nigh!

Judy Becker

jvallas is the person on Ravelry who spotted Jeny's "Easter Egg" in the Double Heelix photographs.