Sunday, March 2, 2008

Calorimetry

According to Wikipedia....

Calorimetry -the science of measuring the heat of chemical reactions or physical changes. The word calorimetry is derived from the Latin word calor, meaning heat. Scottish physician and scientist Joseph Black, who was the first to recognize the distinction between heat and temperature, is said to be the founder of calorimetry.

There was more to the article, but I am pretty sure you don't want to read about enthalpy, heat capacity and Hess's Law. (I used to know what these terms meant by the way. 4 years of a Chemistry Honours degree will teach you all about such engrossing subjects.)


Anyway what's interesting about calorimetry (aside from the fact that you can measure the heat of chemical reactions of course), is if you go to google and type in calorimetry, you don't get the scientific stuff as the number one entry....nope..... you get this

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTcalorimetry.html

Thats' a knitting pattern!!


For this
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Possibly the world's most popular head scarf thingy. 3529 projects on Ravelry!! This is one heck of a popular pattern. So just to see what the fuss is all about I made one.

The yarn is something I was given in a secret santa type swap and I'm not sure what it is, although I have since seen pictures of Kairanga and I think it's probably that. A very quick knit, only took a couple of hours and there is no pesky seaming or anything like that. A friend gave me the heads up that the pattern version is quite large so I modified it and only cast on 88 and did 10 repeats in each section. It is a great fit and is long enough to cover ears without being too wide.
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I think it will be good for autumn mornings when its chilly but not really cold enough for a hat. I'm thinking I might make M5 a mini one. She asked for a pink one funnily enough.


See it on Ravelry

2 comments:

nova_j said...

ooo yours is much nicer than i've seen it before! i wants one now lol.. methinks i shall add it to my "if i amazingly run out of things to do pre-baby" list! ;)

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

WOah. Looks great!! I want one. Except I never look good in things like that because my glasses get in the way. Anyway, you look cool. Well done :)