Sunday, June 18, 2006

Binary signature

I decided to waste some time yesterday by creating my own "knit signature" in binary. So here it is:

K1 P1
K5 P1
(K1 P2)x2
K1 P1
K1 P2
K3 P1
K2 P2
K2 (P1 K1)x2 P3
K2 P1
K3 P1
K6 P1
K2 P1
K1 P1
K2 P2
(K1 P4)x2
K2 P1

That spells 'Amber Joy'. :) And here's how I did it:

My Name: Amber Joy

My Name in Hex: 416D626572 20 4A6F79 (the 20 stands for the space between the two words)

My Name in Binary as converted from Hex: 010000010110110101100010011001010111001000100000010010100110111101111001

Number of Zeroes and Ones as grouped together: 1 1 5 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 3 1 6 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 4 1 4 2 1

These numbers converted to alternating Knits and Purls: K1 P1 K5 P1 K1 P2 K1 P2 K1 P1 K1 P2 K3 P1 K2 P2 K2 P1 K1 P1 K1 P3 K2 P1 K3 P1 K6 P1 K2 P1 K1 P1 K2 P2 K1 P4 K1 P4 K2 P1

Then I just grouped a few of the repeating sections together to make it a little easier to read. Easy!

I guess I could also do this with alternating colors instead of knits and purls. In fact, I think I might actually like that better... I'll have to test it out and take a few pictures for comparison.


Anonymous Apuffyj said...

I think all of us engineers are rubbing off on you. You are a knitting knerd.

1:27 PM CDT  
Blogger Shelly Hattan said...

Knitting knerds rule!

I love this! I was actually going to go binary with scarves for family members. I love this idea.

I recently knitted a Fibonacci sequence purse. The subtlety was lost on the recipient. :(

10:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Amber Joy said...

What a pity! I have always thought Fibonacci's series is one of the more beautiful mathematical sequences. :)

11:26 AM CDT  

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