Knitting a pi blanket is a great way celebrate Pi Day

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It’s Pi Day, and you’ve already exhausted all the typical pi-related activities. You’ve written out some clever pi-kus, donned your pi t-shirt, done a few pi equations, and even baked a delicious pi pie. Now, what can you do next? Pick up some knitting needles and make a blanket!

Samantha knitted a colorful Pi blanket to celebrate both pi and of course her great geekiness. As you can see, the blanket is made up of a specific number of hexagons—128, to be specific. The first hexagon has the π symbol sewn on, but after that, each shape represents the first 127 digits of pi. Plus, each digit is colored according to its resistor code value.

This amazingly nerdy blanket will get donated shortly to Project Linus, an organization that donates blankets to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need of some comfort.

Get learning how to knit hexagons and start building up your own blanket—seeing as pi has so many digits, who knows how big your throw will get!

You can see a full-sized photo of Samantha's creation over at Evil Mad Scientist. And if you’ve made any interesting creations for Pi Day, please share them with us on the GeekTech Facebook page wall.

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