Sunday, February 21, 2010


WTF is it with people? Why do they jump on others at the drop of hat? Why do they feel they have to point how stupid others are?

I recently bought some digital callipers because I knew that my knitting needles were not equal in size though they were supposed to be. Meaning, several 2mm needles were not what they were said to be.

I measured about 20 odd pairs and NONE of them were correct. Not one was actually the size stated, all were under. Some by a bit – 0.02 and others by a lot 1.81 instead of 2.00.

I found this surprising and certainly found it necessary to know this so that I do not end up again with socks of differing sizes.

I thought others would find this interesting too so I wrote to the lists about it. To my consternation, it brought several snotty response about how my callipers must be crap, how I hadn’t taken in to account all the variables and anyway such differences were neglible so didn’t matter anyway.

Just using the standard needle gauge told me the needles were not right. If one needle fits in the hole tight and the other flops about it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why and it isn’t lack of Viagra.

One of the most ridiculous things pointed out was how heat and lack of causes wood to expand contract. For a start all my needles are metal in the fine gauges and secondly do these people think I live without heating?

WTF is with people? Yes I know my ire gets up at what you may think is something little but I don’t really appreciate being told publicly, however backhandedly, that I am stupid.

BTW I should have attended a dog show today. It is snowing very heavily here and worse 100 mile north west where the show is being held. I knew yesterday I we were not going today.

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