Whilst out in my meanderings, I happened upon the most fantastical of creations I have ever seen. It was a coral reef, but it was completely crocheted by hand!
I thought The Animator's Wife would be particularly interested in this. If you've not heard of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, it's quite fascinating. It combines mathematical theories with marine biology and fibre art. I didn't quite understand the science behind it, but apparently by using certain algorithms found in nature, the crocheter is quite easily able to create these forms that are found under the sea, without the help of a crochet pattern.
The project is quite massive, with crocheters from around the world contributing to it. Why, I spent the whole day exploring it and I still do not believe I have seen the entirety of it. And the reef itself has been traveling the world so that all may marvel at its beauty.
I am enclosing the book Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Daina Taimina. Ms. Taimina is the mathematician who discovered the hyperbolic crochet technique and made the crochet coral reef possible. I thought The Animator's Wife might fancy it.