Callicrates (callicrates) wrote,

Needles everywhere

erish, tyee, clubjuggler, and esmerel will appreciate this.

I'm in a seminar on nonphotorealistic rendering. Right now it's fairly hardcore: the slides are about differential geometry and how to derive the principal curvatures for a surface at a point.

Three rows up and five seats to the left is a former UNC student who's now a professor at UMBC. No doubt she already knows this stuff -- Penny has her own research agenda in NPR and illustration -- so she's working on something to keep her brain occupied.

Like so many extraordinarily smart people I know, she's knitting. Why is it that all of a sudden it seems like half the people I know are doing this?

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