The Daily Make (2014-1-14): More knitting, more frogging.
I started the decreases and then tried it on and realized there still won’t be room for my hair (which I usually wear up) and I need another inch or two of height.
I bought a kitchen scale recently for fermenting and it’s been a surprise win for knitting. Weight is the only way I can think of to figure out how much is left in a ball compared to what’s already knitted, and thus determine in advance whether I can get two more inches out of this ball, or only one.
Incidentally: Why do digital scales “flicker”? The ball went back and forth between 0.70 oz and 0.74 oz. Back and forth. The same thing happened to me on the scale at the gym last night, but I figured I was swaying a little. This yarn has no such excuse.
I learned in my chemistry class that electronic scales all have a margin of error, even when they have a high degree of precision. The only digits, in this scale’s case, that are known for certain are up to the tenths place. The last digit represents that room for error. If you were weighing this on an eye-level scale, it would probably wobble between 0.70 oz and 0.74 oz, and you would have to use your judgement to determine what is correct to the hundredths place, which might differ from what someone else sees. I hope this explains the flicker!