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Ahh, lovely Culina ~ 2004-11-02
Isn’t she lovely? I found her at Home Goods for a mere $9.99. I snatched her up and planned on using her for my soap making adventures. Little did she know that she would be pressed into service for another worthy cause.
Like knitting. She is perfect for knitting. We have the following scenario:
1) The label listed yardage for the Araucania Nature Wool has been called into question.
2) I am a total moron and failed to buy enough yarn for Banff (this is I did without the help of the misleading label.)
3) The Banff pattern does not have the breakdown of yardage by piece. You never see the yardage by piece in a pattern, why is this?!
4) One sleeve is knit, another on the needles almost completed.
So, how does one figure out if she’s going to have enough yarn? Julia, Margene, and KLV offered great advice. Thank you ladies. I never even thought of looking at the comments in posts about Banff…genius. In the end I was still left with my question. I’m not exactly on pattern gauge and I substituted yarn, will I have enough?!
Aside from just knitting it up and holding my breath there aren’t many options. Culina to the rescue. I am a scientist. I love to weigh things, count things, and statitize things (is that a word?!). I’m not sure where this is going to lead, the suspense is killing me.
A finished Banff Sleeve
Time to Weigh it up (scale reads: 150 grams)
A skein of Araucania Nature Wool steps up to the plate (scale reads: 100 grams, hey! the label weight is correct….)
So, it takes a skein and a half to complete one sleeve of Ms. Banff. Unfortunately the needles are still in my other sleeve. Does anyone know the weight of Clover US Size 10 24″ Circular Needles? If you do, you are a big nerd like me and you must be my soul mate (sorry Robby). I should finish the sleeve tonight and will rush to weigh them and report tomorrow.
Back to the question at hand, does this help me figure out how much is needed for the back and front pieces?! Stay tuned for math, spreadsheets, and calculator fun. I know your boiling over with excitement. Humor me here….nerds need love too.
Support the Environment Plant Bush In Texas ~ 2004-11-02
BUSH In Texas
First things first, VOTE! You are an observer in most of this country’s affairs. You listen, read, and watch and 99% of the time you have little voice. Here is your opportunity. Use your voice dammit and VOTE! I don’t care if your State is already leaning one way or another. Use your voice. People have died for it. I don’t care if your undecided. Pick a topic that is important to you, say the environment, do a bit of googling, look at the records of the candidates and VOTE!
If you know you have registered and you’re not listed at your polling place you can still vote – it’s the law. First, make sure you are at the correct location. Call 1-800-OURVOTE to check. If you’re at the correct location you have a right to a provisional ballet. Check here for Individual State requirements.(information via Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire.)
In the midst of all of the Polling and Theorizing your bound to get overwhelmed. Decompress and spend some time on an issue that really matters. Presidential Hair.
Also, the History Channel shows a very funny side of the election process with HOW THEY WON: 7 Secrets to Winning the Presidency. The hour long documentary is hosted by Mo Rocca. Here are the secrets (taken from a History Channel Press Release.)
* Be the Common Man: How do you convince people you’re someone you’re not,
especially when you come from a privileged background? George H.W.
Bush munched on pork rinds. Bill Clinton jogged. To seem like the
common man, candidates try to eat, exercise and drink like common men,
despite their elite backgrounds. Mo shows Bush and Kerry how to
overcome their fatcat handicaps.
* Have a Ne’er Do Well Brother: Billy Carter. Roger Clinton. Donald
Nixon. Having an eccentric in the family makes candidates appear
smarter, more human, and able to weather a crisis. Are there black
sheep siblings in the Bush and Kerry clans who can inadvertently help
their more accomplished brothers out?
* Pick a Presidential Pooch: Only two (we have it that only ONE president
did not have a pet) presidents didn’t have pets. John Quincy Adams had
an alligator, and all but five presidents had man’s best friend. What
makes a pooch presidential? Mo heads to the American Kennel Club dog
show where he pits a Scottish Terrier (Bush’s breed of dog) against a
German Shepard (Kerry’s) in a “Canine Good Citizen Test” to determine
which breed is better suited for the White House and which one belongs
in the dog house.
* Better Hair Matters: Does it matter if a president has a full head of
hair? You bet. Only five elected (Ford was bald but not elected)
presidents have been bald-and only one in the last century (Eisenhower).
“Hair Part Theorists” John and Catherine Walter claim that the side on
which hair is parted emphasizes activity in the brain-presidents with
hair parted on the left (18 presidents) signify strength; while those
with hair parted on the right (6 presidents) may be too sensitive. Mo
meets with image consultant Beryl Wing for candidate hair care tips.
* Mudslinging 101: Think those swift boat commercials are too negative?
In 1828, John Quincy Adams called Andrew Jackson’s mother a whore.
Fear factor tactics have been used since the election of 1800, when
Thomas Jefferson was accused of being an atheist and John Adams a
monarchist. Television has made the effectiveness of negative ads all
the more persuasive. Aided by GOP pollster Frank Luntz, Mo puts
together a hilarious 1908 TV attack ad blasting William Howard Taft
using the techniques perfected in the trade today.
* Have a Great Theme Song: Today, candidates rely on pop songs as
campaign theme songs, but as recently as the 1980s, songs were written
specifically for candidates. Folksinger Oscar Brand performs excerpts
from songs like “I’m Just Wild about Harry” (Harry Truman), 1824′s
“Little Know Ye Who’s Coming” (a John Quincy Adams song foretelling an
ominous future if he wasn’t elected) and other presidential theme songs
that attempted to use music to reinforce positive images.
* Have a Lot of Money: The key word here is “money.”
One Last Thing – VOTE!