Sunday, May 30, 2010

Calculations and projections

Careful measurement using a piece of string and a bathroom scale put the GYB (Giantest Yarn Ball) at 63.75" in circumference, and 35 lbs in weight.

The formula circumference = 2πr yields a radius of 10.1451", making the current volume of the GYB 4372.5 cubic inches., with a density of .008 lbs/

Assuming the density will remain constant as the GYB grows to it's full 9-foot diameter, it will eventually weight about 5275 lbs, which seems believable.

Yarn comes in standard 4 oz. skeins. The GYB will require 21,100 of these skeins to reach its maximum size.
Wrapping these skeins at 20/day will require about 1000 days, or 3 years.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Got a few bags of yarn last week- thanks to everyone whose lapsed projects and leftovers are being gratefully slurped up by the "black hole" -yarn goes in, but it doesn't ever come out again.

Monday, May 10, 2010

59" 5/10/2010

59" (circumference)
Still small enough to pick up (barely)
I began this giant yarn ball in 1997, but it languished for years in my living room. This summer I'm going to grow it into the giantest yarn ball in Houston.

Yarn donations will be gratefully incorporated; all donors will recieve a testimonial letter at the grand unveiling next fall. Drop your old skeins at Bill's Junk 1125 E 11th St., Houston, TX