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hyperbolic planes and psuedospheres!

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has anyone tried making one of the crocheted hyperbolic planes/pseudospheres? i started one today (kind of by accident), and having seen it before, looked it up to find out more about it.

any experimentation? tips, tricks, etc?

i'm going to make a ton of them and experiment, just for my curiosity. (and besides, i might be able to make a neat mobile or three out of these things when i'm done)
and since it's such a mathematic/scientific sort of thing, i'll go about this very scientifically:

what happens if i:
increase or decrease the rate of stitch increases. (ie, going from increasing every stitch to every three, or vice versa)
stop increasing and just keep crocheting outwards?
suddenly start decreasing every stitch? does it collapse in on itself and implode?
experimenting with increase rates (from increase every stitch to increase every ten stitches) and colors (single row stripes, blocks of color, varigated, tonal, etc)

i'm not out to solve mathematical equations or prove anything new... just curious on a purely aesthetic level.

i wish i'd found these on my first or second week of bedrest... not week eight! -grumble- oh well, four more weeks to go.

cross posted a couple places, sorry for repeats
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