Random Quest – 08/12/2017

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The inaugural post in an occasional series!  (I was going to call it Random Element, and then I thought no, let’s honour the fantabulous sf short story by John Wyndham.  Excellent, recommended, go forth and read it!)

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In this series, I’ll take a random element – words out of a random word generator online, out of a casually grabbed book, a snatch of conversation on the radio – and interpret them.  Or possibly interpret the results of inputting these few random terms into the searchbox of a website – Twitter or Youtube or any one of a number of others.  Interpret, in the sense of give meaning to them, a nudge from the Universe, a voice in the (tinfoil-hatted) head, a prod between the shoulderblades.

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Hey, it’s every bit as valid as friggin’ astrology, ‘kay?  And it keeps me amused, out of trouble and off the streets.  Where’s the bad?

Today’s random quest – soup, ant, knee.  And knitting.  I always want to add ‘knitting’.

 

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yarn nerds

Random – I’ve now become fixated with Youtube vids combining maths with knitting.  Of which there are hundreds!  Wouldn’t credit it, would you?

Isn’t it fascinating?  I don’t even know how I got started, it was just completely random – you know it’s so easy to go on a click-frenzy and wind up somewhere completely different from where you started.  I don’t even knit!  (Well, not much.  And my crocheting is worse than that.)  And my maths is well rusty.

But to justify the amount of time this new fixation is swallowing up, I’m absolutely going to have to make my next two MCs a knitting nerd and a mathematician.  How else am I ever going to make use of this colossal amount of unplanned ‘research’?

What unexpected destination has chance and whimsy taken you to lately?