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16th-Feb-2009 01:27
ginko with tea 3

Today, I learned why one can't easily obtain a stronger concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide than the common 3% solution. Because people are morons, that's why.
Recently I've been plagued with a bad taste in my mouth, which I believe is caused by tonsil stones, so I figured I'd gargle with hydrogen peroxide and hopefully annihilate the vile things. So I pour a bit of the stuff into a glass and gargle. As it starts foaming in the back of my throat, I go "wait, this isn't right..." and yes.. I didn't read the instructions, which said to dilute one teaspoon of the 3% solution in 3/4ths to 1 glass of water. It was a bit uncomfortable, but I don't think it did any real harm. Now, if it had been a stronger concoction than 3%, that might be a different story..

In knitting news, I'm far enough on my improvised sock that I need to start on the heel. Going to try something like this if I can, since I am doing these socks to gain more XP, and I've only ever done that other type of heel before (are there names for the different heel techniques?). That is the video I mentioned in a twitter message a while ago, that I really have no idea how I stumbled onto. I think I was reading random people's (or friends' friends) twitter feeds, perhaps? I'm pretty sure I didn't get there from a different youtube video.
16th-Feb-2009 05:38 (UTC)
I can see lots of people doing stuff like that accidentally and that doesn't mean they are morons. But people often do things while half asleep or just plain not paying attention.
16th-Feb-2009 07:22 (UTC) - I have a disconnect.
When I was using Hydrogen Peroxide, we didn't use any 3% solutions. We were using the real thing - pure Hydrogen Peroxide, with gloves, face masks, lab frocks, and a shower nearby, in case of accidental spills.

Hydrogen Peroxide, when dissolved in water, is efficient for removing unwanted copper from printed circuit boards, and cleaner than the alternative, the stuff that leaves yellow stains on everything.

On the other hand - I would never use any Hydrogen Peroxide concoction outside or inside my body. I've seen what the stuff does.
16th-Feb-2009 12:42 (UTC)
Short row heels are my favorite, and Cat Bordhi is a genius. There are lots of ways of making heels, but short rows (what that video shows) and heel flaps (what you probably already know) are the most popular two ways. And, of course, there are a million different variations on even those two types of heels. Are you on Ravelry? The Sock Knitter's Anonymous group had a "new heel" themed month, so they have a long list of heel types in this first post, if you're interested :)
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