Knitting stuff and going on and on.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Things I love.

When a centre pull skein won't let you find the end without pulling out a crapload of innards.

Twice in one day.

When something turns out to be perfect for the stitch pattern when you were sure it would be lost in the yarn. The pattern isn't as obvious as it would be with a less fuzzy and more drapey yarn, but I like that there is definite interest even in it's unblocked state.

When something is getting nice and long and you know the end must be nigh. One more thing soon to be off the needles.


Yesterday's question: If a truck was transporting birds and all of the birds simultaneously took flight, would the truck get lighter?

I said no. The contents remain the same regardless of their position in the truck. A bird in flight isn't any lighter than a bird on the ground, the only difference is the placement of the air around the bird.

The Mr. said yes. The bird is no longer placing any down force on the truck bed and it should lighten as a result of the bird's force being lifted.

The Mythbusters placed a trailer on some highly sensitive weight sensors, added a couple of padded rotating arms to prevent the birds from landing and put in some birds. According to their results, I was right. The truck doesn't get any lighter with all the birds in the air. Their down force was replaced by the down force in the air created by their wingbeats. No birds were hurt in that episode. I really love that show.

4 Comments:

  • Now that was interesting ... about the birds & all. M-m-m-m

    By Blogger Rhonda the Stitchingnut, at 2:35 PM, August 21, 2007  

  • I would have agreed with the Mr. Mythbusters is a lot of fun! Why is it that half a ball of yarn comes out with that first tug? There must be a secret to that...

    By Blogger Sarah, at 9:26 PM, August 21, 2007  

  • i agree with you on all those but the center pull bit. oh that drives me nuts. and the dogs just tooted. so i'm signing off and leaving the room.
    man. another think i don't love: canine tooties.

    like the color of the scarf. okay, really have to go!
    oy!

    By Blogger IHateToast, at 4:36 AM, August 22, 2007  

  • That's very interesting about the birds. You are far more clever than I! I would not have gotten that right at all.

    By Blogger Say, at 12:34 PM, August 23, 2007  

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