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I’m Just Talking As A Friend

What does a kind word mean? Not only is only this an outstanding way to soothe, it is also important for those who want to build a bridge through which it is possible to share experiences, interests, feelings, projects…

Thus, under the principle of friendship and community we are about to manifest itself through mutual understanding. Its fundamental purpose is to create communicative bridges, thus this can be verbal or through the written word, since both it and the oral word that we use every day, have the virtue of creating a fundamental strategy of permanent harmony. The same can be said when you hear a hurtful word. This same work can be torn down just as easily as it is built up.

That is one of the reasons I write on my blog.

Writing is the best way to adjust life with continuity and it is almost like a cultural sponge. Through it, a variety of possibilities to see and be in the world are created and communicated. Therefore, within its context there are no good or bad ways of writing; only words in action and use; that is, words whose meaning is built on acts of communication.

Up to this point, you may have been a reader but now I invite you to disseminate it and make it your own, sending me your comments, doubts or suggestions related to the topics of the post that appear on the site.

Reading the articles that I share should be like talking to a friend. In this way, with its diverse and focused sections I attempt to offer a discourse that is meant to keep your interest alive, through a friendly word, the affection I have for my topics are my way of making the subjects lively and engaging.

That is to say that I am trying to write in such a way that I would feel welcome and engaged. When this also works for you then we have been able to successful connect.

Torsion Calculation a Calculation of Turns

What is torsion and how do you calculate it? The general study of torsion is complicated because under this type of request the cross section of a part in general is characterized by two phenomena:

  1. Tangential stresses appear parallel to the cross-section. If these are redecorated by a vector field their flow lines "circulate" around the section.
  2. When the above stresses are not properly distributed, which always happens unless the section has circular symmetry, sectional wings appear that cause the deformed cross sections.

As any dedicated spinner would know and those who have started to study the manufacture of yarns intended for the construction of textiles, they know in advance that in order to be able to spin a certain amount of fibers with a certain length, it is necessary to apply a necessary number of twists for the fibers to come together, with inner fiber cohesion (fibers have to bind to others with mechanical help); this cohesion is built upon in each of the different existing fibers and helps the fibers to join with each other throughout the finished thread. This means that before looking for an effect by twisting a thread on a garment it is essential to apply twists to the short fibers for the construction of the threads, otherwise it would make it difficult or nearly impossible to manufacture them.

The main object of applying twists to the wicks and threads during spinning is to provide them with the necessary resistance for handling and that these can be used in different applications.

It is understood as torsion, the action that binds a set of fibers, by providing them with a certain amount of turns in the direction of their longitudinal axis, and as a consequence the portion of fibers acquires a cohesion and consistency thus causing greater resistances and overall thread strength, the degree will depend on the angle of inclination that forms the coil that binds to the fibers, but you have to be careful because an excess application of torque and you will have broken fibers and all of its resistance would be lost.

Resistance and Breakage

Thread thickness is the diameter of surgical suture material.

In addition to the knot, thread strength is decisive for the durability of a surgical seam. It depends on the material used and the thickness of the thread. As a general rule, the suture material must ensure a sufficient tear resistance and is chosen as thinly as possible in order to keep the tissue damage to a minimum. In the case of absorbable suture material, the thickness also has an influence on the dissolution process to be provided by the body or its duration.

The thread thickness printed on a packaging is always the minimum thickness. In most cases, the actual thread thickness is slightly higher, but below the upper range limit. Two different measuring systems are used to indicate the thread thickness,

The American system and the metric European system which measures in tenths of a millimeter.

Weight Gunze Count Common Use
Light 60 wt #60/3 bobbin or appliqué
Thin 50 wt #50/3 bobbin or appliqué
Regular 40 wt #40/3 Quilting
Upholstery 30 wt #30/3 Decorative
Heavy 20 wt #20/3 Decorative

Washing Your Crochet Garments

To wash the fabrics we produce when we crochet it is preferable to always do it by hand, which is easier on them and better than by machine. The continuous rubbing of the clothes in the washing machine deteriorates the yarn much faster than if washing by hand, so we do it the traditional way.

For this we will use warm water. If the water is too hot you can deform the fibers and cause it to become unsightly.

It is ideal to use a mild detergent. It will serve to use any of those that are on the market and that are indicated for wool and delicate garments.

We will mix the detergent with the water before inserting the clothes and not after.

We will wash the garment carefully, without twisting the fabric or tightening it.

Finally we will rinse it very well with abundant water, also warm.

Once washed, we'll let it lose excess water. For this it is best to lay the crochet work horizontally.

Depending on the garment in question, we can dry it between two towels, which will trap the excess moisture of our fabric.

If we hang a piece of crochet too wet, it will deform by the weight of the water. When this happens it is hard to make it regain its original size and shape.

When we want to wash a lace that we have just finished making (I dreaded this the first time), we will follow the same washing guidelines and let it dry between towels.

To finish drying and prevent it from losing its shape, we will finish the drying by gently hanging it on a line or rack, you can use clothes pins.

The drying process will always be done in the shade if you hang it outside, to prevent the sun from yellowing or altering the color of our garments.

If, despite the possible deterioration, we want to machine-wash the fabrics, we will first have checked that the original material (I keep a record of what I used when producing a garment) allowed this type of cleaning and under what conditions. The ball gives us this data when you buy them so save your packaging (or at least the care instructions). If we have doubts, we'll first wash the piece we did as a sample.

We will use a washing bag or net when placing it in a washing machine, this reduces stress during washing. It needs to be closed tightly, because if the bag does not close well, our fabric will come out in the spinning process.

It is also important that the bag fits the size of what we want to wash. If the bag is too large, it will be the same as not using it at all. If this is the case, we must adjust the bag in such a way that it adapts to the volume of the garment it contains. Otherwise the item can still deform.

When the washing process is complete there should be minimal damage to the item.

Natural Homemade Fruit Popsicles

Something a little different today… Just the other dayI remember the summer afternoons I spent playing with my friends in the yard and snacking on ice cream! My grandfather made it for us, it was fruit ice cream, natural, healthy and homemade. There is no better way to fight the heat and enjoy a little treat!

Kids will love it and if they also participate in the creation they will like it that much more!

Melon Popsicles

  • 1 Honeydew Melon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 lemons

We heat the water and sugar over medium flame, it is important that we do not stop stirring it so that the sugar does not stick. When the sugar is completely dissolved (it has to have syrup texture), we take it out of the heat and let it cool.

While the sugar syrup is cooling, peel the melon and clean it (remove the seeds). We cut it into very small pieces, we will need 4 cups of pieces (if they come out more we can set them aside for another occasion).

Squeeze the lemons and put your juice together with the syrup and half the melon pieces in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add the remaining pieces of melon and blend it well so that everything is integrated.

Pour the mixture into the molds and put it in the freezer. About an hour later the mixture will begin to thicken, it's time to stick the wooden stick in (if you are using those). Put the freezer back in until well frozen (about 5 hours).

Get to Know Yarn Stretch

Stretching is the thinning of a thread or wick by sliding fibers over each other. The numerical value of the E-stretch is given by the relationship between the final length of the and the primitive length prior to stretching. It's an abstract number, and it's always positive.

For example, if you have a thread with initial length 1m, feeding a machine that makes a stretch, and you get a thread with length 6m, then the produced stretch is calculated:

Stretching increases the output length, as a result, the thickness of the thread decreases, but the weight of the material on both sides of the machine remains constant. There is no reduction in the machine. Following the example, then the thread output has a length that is 6 times longer, but its diameter is one-sixth of the original thread.

As the purpose of the spinning is to obtain a thin mass of fibers (thread), it is expected that the material is fine-tuning its thickness during its pass in each of the processes, then, you must infer that every spinning machines perform a stretch. This is true and is one of the core principals of spinning.

Another important consequence of stretching is the parallelization of the fibers in the tape: Theoretically the thread could be taken directly to the spinning machine, but as the fibers are not yet parallel, would have a large number of ruptures, so it is necessary to carry out the thinning of mass of fibers in succession, in several stages. In this way, gradually the fibers straighten up when they slide over each other thanks to them being stretched.

The total stretching depends on:

  1. the type of material
  2. the content of short fibers
  3. the length of fiber

In the Public Interest

Leaders must connect with only one person at a time even in a large auditorium. Yet our leaders are no longer connecting, they are using the large auditoriums as a an amplifier for their harsh words and rhetoric. They demanded our alliance. These speeches are for "crowds," not for individuals. The words are not meant to connect with anyone personally. There is a danger of loving crowds, when the voice is not able to relate to the transformation of one person. Jesus was able to speak to great multitudes but he descended from the pulpit and healed and touched the afflicted hearts.

Our leaders must touch the heart before the head, the relationship precedes the results. Those in power should initiate the connection with others, and not expect them to bare the weight of communication.

This reminds me of Jeroboam. There was a great deal of confrontation with Israel, which occurred because Jeroboam and the people came up from Egypt. Rehoboam (Rehoboam was king only of the Kingdom of Judah) did not start any communication with them. Instead he sat down and waited for them to come to him. He reacted instead of triggering the dialog. And he never connected with anyone.

Does this have a bearing on our situation today?

What practical principles can we learn from this, from his attitude?

Instead of talking, he should have listened. We never see him listening intently, only getting what he wanted to hear and always talking. Instead of showing greed, he should have shown generosity. He was a man bewitched with power. That removed him from people and many options for good advice.
It was political maneuvering, rather than protecting his image, he should have protected his integrity.

What interested him was being accepted and putting on an image of relentlessness. He wanted to be feared. But you cannot rule through fear. The desire to be feared rather than respected is one that is but an illusion.

Instead of showing control, he must have shown compassion. His scolding and stern attitude was, according to him, to better control the people. But you can never control God's people with sticks and threats.

Instead of developing a selfish heart, he should have developed a heart of a servant. A servant to the public.

He only thought of himself, of his kingdom, and how to keep what Solomon had left him. They were there to feed his own petty interests and hunger for power. Instead of seeing through his own eyes focused on his own goals, he should have looked through the eyes of others.

Instead of falling in love with power, he should have fallen in love with God.

All the great men and women of God have one thing in common. Simply put: They connect with people. Connecting with people is the responsibility of the one who influences. Are our policy makers connecting with us?

Numbering Principle For Threads

Spinning is one of the aspects of mankind that allowed us to achieve more than our ancestors. The spinning is based on mechanical procedures and unlimited length with unlimited raw materials.

These materials or elements can be divided into 3 classes:

  1. Short filaments (short fiber) such as cotton, wool etc.
  2. Intermediate length filaments such as hemp, jute and wool.
  3. Filaments of determined length such as silk.

In the process we will first work with machines called flap, card, which is reduced to cleaning the fiber and the following machines of the process to regularize.

When talking about yarns or yarns, or fibers twisted with each other, we talk about something material and since ancient times, it has been marketed based on its quality, with a measure of length, thickness and weight.

Cotton yarns, wool, silk, etc., even if they are apparently cylindrical, lack a lot to be, since it does not have a regular diameter, therefore its thickness cannot be determined as a wire, etc.

Where it turns out that it can only be based on length and weight.

The classification of the fibers are in two groups:

  1. Constant Weight System
  2. Constant Length System

When it is necessary to refer to the thickness of a yarn or yarn it is clear that it is shocked against the difficulty of measuring it due to the small size and by the irregularity due to the twisting and tension of the yarn especially in the natural fibers.

An indirect system of expressing thickness was then used and the concept of numbering and title arose.

In spinning systems there are several forms of holder or numbering of yarns whether cotton, wool or synthetic.

There are several methods for numbering threads. The coexistence of all of them is due to the inertia of the custom, since with some only of them would be sufficient.

Numbers that describe the characteristics of a thread are called the title, and must be preceded by the command prompt that was used.

Numbering systems are classified into two groups well differentiated by their opposing approaches: Direct Systems and Reverse Systems.