THANKS for the delightful and well-written article "Wild and Wooly Imaginations" [May 6]. Although I don't know these ladies, Diane Haithman certainly seems to have captured their uniqueness and the enthusiasm they have for crocheting. The term they use to describe their Institute for Figuring, "the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science, mathematics, and the technical arts," is an intriguing and all-encompassing description. This would make a great TV show -- turning these ladies loose in these areas of thought and form.
Maybe if our country would cease allocating billions for warfare and provide funding to ... ah, well, that's another story isn't it? Imagine -- politicians and military folk crocheting various sub-reefs after periods in Western history!