Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Feeling All Mathematical-like

Had another great day off yesterday! We got up early & got some breakfast, we over to the bookstore, & stopped by Best Buy to grab a couple movies. I'm excited, cause I think I want Lance to get me an Iphone for my B-Day. I need a new phone, & since he's not the most surprising gift-giver, he usually just buys me what I want. I'll let you know, I'm sure!!

Like I said in the title, I'm feeling very Mathematical-like. I started reading "A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking. I'm surprised because I get most of the basic physics so far (I was dumb & lazy in high school and never took it). So I decided to do my own crafty experiment. I was working on my newest Felted Critter (awesome), & decided to time how long it takes to poke the wool 1,000 times. Here are the results....

Needle Felting Pokes

1 Poke 1/3 Second
100 Pokes 30 Seconds
1,000 Poke 5 Minutes
100,000 Pokes 8 Hours, 20 Minutes
1,000,000 Pokes 3 Days, 11 Hours, 20 Minutes
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1 Second 3.33 Pokes
1 Minute 200 Pokes
1 Hour 12,000 Pokes
1 Day 288,000 Pokes
I usually sit and needle felt for hours at a time, so I hope this helps illustrate just how much I poke & poke & poke & poke & poke.....


I forgot to post some pictures of my New Yummy Needle-Felted Cupcakes I listed last week. So I thought I'd throw them in today!! Here's a Carrot Cake Cupcake & Chocolate Insanity Cupcake!!

Carrot Cupcake 2Chocolate Cupcake 1
Yummy Cupcakes 1


  1. I love the carrot! Thanks for doing the math!!! I have always wondered but have never once in my life felt Mathmatical-like. :) Can you figure out the wool poke to the finger poke ratio??? Maybe I can start counting and avoid the finger poke in the future.

  2. Mmmm.. I'll have to do the math.

    I think the "# of Wool Pokes (to) # of Finger Pokes" ratio, for me, is actually the correlation between "Time of Poking (to) # of Finger Pokes". The longer I poke, the more I poke. It increases exponentially!

    I'll get back to you!! HAHA!

  3. LOl! I was always too scared to think about the number of pokes. I'm fond of saying that I'm doing the poke-a. Poke-a you (the feltie), poke-me. Funny thing, I just finished watching "a Brief History of Time" a couple of weeks ago and have a hold on the book from the library. Stephen Hawking is truly an amazing man. I took some physics when I was in college. But it never really made me ponder anything beyond what grade I was going to get. It's so much nicer to study things because you want to. ~Robin