One hobby has taken Palmer Station by storm this year: knitting. In the last few months, almost half of the station residents have learned how to knit. One person made an afghan, but most people have been knitting hats! The knitters have used lots of ingenuity in designing styles and patterns. They have used many colors of yarn.
As you may guess, there is a lot of math in knitting! One needs to figure out the gauge, or the number of stitches per inch. This varies, depending on the thickness of the yarn and the size of the needles that are used.
Palmer Station doesn't have a complete supply of knitting materials. However, a few people did some shopping in Chile when they left Palmer to go back to the United States. They sent wool and knitting needles back to the people here.
Baldwin is a good knitter. In fact, she is so good that she decided
she needed a challenge. She wanted to knit a hat out of wool and then
thrown it into hot water, and then dry it. She thought the hat would
come out like felt. Well, it did come out to be soft felt, but after
it shrank, the hat was smaller than she wanted it to be. So, she tried