So the grandparents bought these magnetic balls for my boys to play with but you know what I am thinking? A metal target and half hour of shoulder straining slinging is whats on my mind. I spoke with a guy that only slings 3/4 inch steel bearings... I can only dream...well back to reality...where's my crochet needle?
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Slinging friends. I have cracked the code for projectiles that sling well and don't hurt/kill. Its not in the stuffing. The trick was the weave. I kept trying thicker and thicker string/yarn and kept getting the same effect, they were just hard on impact. In this last experiment, I used multiple (in this case 4 strands of thin unsheathed nylon thread, and plastic beads for stuffing. The multiple strands produced a sliding-over-each-other effect on impact significantly lessening the blow. Next I am going to try six strands with dried white peas as filler. These really don't hurt. I had a friend beam me at five feet and it stung but even a blow to the face would be unlikely to break my nose. What is everyone else using?
1. magic circle: six stitches
2. 6 increase stiches at every stich makes 12 stitches total
3. 6 increase stitches every other stitch makes 18 stitches total
4. 6 increase stitches ever third stitch makes 24 stitches total
5. 6 increase stitches every fourth stitch makes 30 stitches total
6-8 3 rows of thirty stitches each
9. 6 decrease stitches every fourth stitch makes 24 stitches total
10. 6 decrease stitches every third stitch makes 18 stitches total
11. 6 decrease stitches every other stitch makes 12 stitches total
12. 6 decrease stitches every stitch makes 6 stitches total
13. 3 stitches by. skipping every other stitch
closing it up: tie a double overhand close to the last stitch and melt to seal