I don't want to miss the opportunity to have this recorded on my blog page, :-). The numbers line up very nicely, don't you think?
I don't give any significance to numbers but they do play their part in so much as the fact the I deal with numbers a lot. I studied Mathematics at university, then later worked in a bank. There are lots of numbers going around there. And again, I deal with numbers in tatting especially in counting the doublestitches for my patterns.
But there are communities and cultures who rely on numbers and numerology in planning their life. The most significant one was in determining the date and time for the opening ceremony of the this year's summer Olympics in Beijing.
Did you know that the date and time are specially picked so that they show 08.08.08.08.08 - i.e. August 8th, '08 at 8 minutes past 8 in the evening.
Then again, on August 20th, 2008 you'll get another nicely arranged set of numbers - 20.08.2008
For further reading;
Numbers in Chinese Culture - from Wikipedia
08/08/08 adds up to a lucky day
However not all 8's are lucky, like what is written here in this article, Power of eight.
Not forgetting that this blog is about tatting, I have posted a picture of another bookmark that I have just completed. I have made this design before but had given it away. So I made another one to keep. Do you the 8's in there?