I've been thinking how to represent text in knitting, encoding information in the stitches if you like.
I'd got as far as taking text, converting it to the ASCI values of each character and then converting those to binary (which is what the string of 1s and 0s above is... just another way of saying Messing about with binary).
From twitter (@peterrowlett to be precise) I found work other people had done in a similar vein (see his blog post ).
So I've been having a play using excel.
This will represent a one (4 stitches over two rows)
This is scarfscarf, displayed as:
I think it's a bit of an eye-boggler, so I tried tweaking the shapes used to denote the 1 and 0.
scarf displayed as
Much more appealing!
My eyes are now thoroughly crossed so back to the knitting!
edited a week or more later when I realised my key was wrong. 50/50 chance of getting it right, and I didn't!