As many of you know, the Noble prizes are being announced this month, and I recently saw a few articles about Daniel Shechtman, the 2011 Noble Prize winner in chemistry. I was mesmerized by the images of the quasicrystals that he has been working on. It got me to thinking about how we knitters are constantly engaged with little networks of shapes, sizes, and colors. These images of quasicrystals remind me of Islamic tiles, but it also reminds of the many mind-boggling knits I've seen some of you design and create.
When I see images like this one, it reminds me of so many gorgeous projects I have ooh'ed and aahh'ed over, some of which I've included below. So while we knitters are not chemists, there's a little bit of us that are like scientists, where we can see beauty in the smallest of details. Enjoy!
|By Glenna C|