Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Let's try a little experiment, shall we?

The top photo shows a yarn cake, with the scale set on a solid surface. Note the weight: 96 grams.

The bottom photo shows the same yarn cake, with the scale set on a soft pillow. Note the weight: 26 grams.

Apparently, this particular scale must be placed on a solid surface, which I would probably know if I'd kept the instructions, or even read the instructions.

A few of you are probably smacking your foreheads and shouting, "Idiot!" Well, good for you Smarty Boots. The rest of us will quietly learn from our mistakes.

Don't forget to enter my digital scale giveaway, and if you win, don't put your scale on a soft pillow or chair cushion when you use it. I lead by example. You can thank me later.


  1. Thank you! I put my scale on a pillow, and now I only weigh... well, let's just say less. Still a lot, but less. Sigh.

  2. Yes, I like Kitten's idea. I am going to go weigh myself on a pillow. Immediately.

    You are too funny! There is no telling what I would have done. I know about as much about scales as I do knitting sleeves of sweaters. :)

  3. Yes, always a hard solid surface. You are making me laugh.

  4. Scale haiku the two.

    Bloated and puffy?
    Bring on the giant pillow.
    Options in weighing.

    I'm so glad you're back. You make me want to make me laugh.

  5. I've noticed that putting it on a different surface can influence it, too.
    Which is why remembering which floor tile seam the people scale goes on is important.

  6. Excellent advice, Jelli.

    To echo what Ann said, I weigh one pound less by moving the scale in my bathroom one tile to the left. Some days even that is encouraging.

  7. i miss you when you're gone, funny woman Jelli. I needed this scale when I reordered Briar Rose merino - my scarves are never the same size where they meet in the middle!


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