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# Armstrong Numbers or Narcissistic Numbers

Hi All!!

I came across these numbers and found interesting, as if they are characteristic.
So I am writing with a brief explanation about them.

The source is here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_number

To me they are interesting numbers 🙂
The definition is :A number that is the sum of its own digits each raised to the power of the number of digits.
Difficult right
Well Take number 12
= 1^2 + 2^2
= 1+4
= 5
12 not equal to 5
So it is not an Armstrong number
Now, take 153
= 1^3 + 5^3+3^3
=1+125+27
=153
So it is an Armstrong number. The to the power of 2 in previous example and 3 in the latter example are the number of digits in the number.

So now to go for a four digit number
Eg again…
1634
=1^4+6^4+3^4+4^4
= 1+1296+81+256
= 1634

Interesting Right!!!

I think there are ways to generate these number through different Algorithms.

Thanks,
Sangheetha.

P.S: This is just a reference post.

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# Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

It might be totally irrelevant but here it goes..

குடும்பம், தன்னலமின்மை, தலைமைக்குணம், பணிவு, வாழ்வின் மீதான நம்பிக்கை, தைரியம், அப்பழுக்கற்ற அன்பு, தடையற்ற வீரம், காருண்யம், உறுதி, மன்னிக்கும் குணம், கம்பீரம், விவேகம் என்று ஒவ்வொரு யானையும் தன் ஒவ்வொரு அசைவிலும் தன் ஆளுமையின் அதிசயத்தை மனிதனுக்கு எடுத்துக்காட்டிக்கொண்டே இருக்கின்றது.

Source: http://solvanam.com/?p=15916
“The Elephant Whisperer”- My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

– Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence

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# Fabric Tray

Hi All,

After the box bag, now it is fabric tray.
It was not tough at all and it is the most simplest sewing I have ever done.( Well my doings are very few)
But again, it is not perfect because the fabric I chose was saree excess,( which was for the blouse and not required) so it was slipping.

Fabric Tray

Well, it is now used as a tray to hold all my yarn/wool/crochet threads.
Tutorial is here.

Thanks,
Sangheetha.

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# Baby Steps

Hi!!!

I have started to learn Knitting.
Well I am learning from you tube videos. So far I think I know cast on and knit stitch.
Its giving me so much pleasure to see them on the needles.

Knitting

Yeah they are just simple knit or garter stitch and knitting is an ocean but I am glad with my baby steps.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.
I wish to learn knitting and all of u wish me good luck.

Thanks,
Sangheetha.

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# Bunting Time!!

Hi !!!

After the Japanese flower wall hanging, I wanted to do one more. I decided to make a bunting for the master bedroom bathroom entrance.

Bunting

Made the bunting following this pattern .

It is inspired from here and here and this is the masterpiece.

So I made mine and here it is

Crochet Bunting

and now its location is changed, it is going to be hung on Kitchen entrance.

Bunting on Live

Thanks,
Sangheetha.

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# Oval Pineapple Doily

Hi!!

Oval Pineapple Doily

This is my newly finished doily. After a long time, I made this doily mainly because I found something which I wanted to use it.
Well, I saw this doily pattern first here and in many other blogs. I wanted to try it in Anchor Knitting Cotton as it will give me a bigger doily than the usual Anchor size 20 crochet cotton. But in my locality or the nearby market where I shop I could not get the knitting cotton. So it was on my plan but on the backside.

One day, I saw this crochet thread

and decided that I will use this thread to make the doily.
I made mistake thinking that 1 bundle will be sufficient, I totally used up “3” bundles of crochet thread and the doily is now pretty big.Also I think there is a slight shade difference which I think is because I bought them on a week gap so may be from different lot or either I ironed those places very hot.

Centre- Close-up

I gave a different edging to the doily other than what was in the pattern but I liked it this way.
Yes I did some mistakes but I have to console myself, there is no point in frogging and re-doing when the doily is so big. If I start frogging to correct every mistake then may be I would have never finished it.

I have decided to be more careful and read the pattern/instructions without any hurry.
Haste Makes Waste!!! I will slowly understand. 😦

So here is my pretty oval pineapple doily.

Oval Pineapple Doily

Pattern is from here.

Thanks,
Sangheetha.

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# It takes three attempts to stitch a box bag

Hi All

In the book “Three Men in a boat” by Jerome K Jerome, there is a saying “It always takes 3 girls to tow a boat, 2 hold the rope and the other one runs round and round and giggles”..
No offence here..
Fine, they also say “There is never a dull moment in the boat while the girls towing it” 🙂

Jokes Apart, Finally I sewed my box bag listed here and ticked it of. It is not difficult but I am tired.
So this is my third near to success attempt.

Third Attempt - Final

And my second attempt is

Second One- Flat Bag

Strangely it was all flat and for some minutes I couldn’t find my mistake. Later I realised it was in boxing the edges. Anyways I did not redo, this design also looks good.
And my first one!!

Big Pouch

I was all in a hurry, so I finished it fast fast and turned it right side ready to witness my box bag. Well there was not a bit of boxiness or pouchy.. It was a flat biggggg purse.
I use this regularly to hold all my crochet threads and wools.It has turned very useful to me.

I am tired of making box bags now and more tired is my MIL. Everytime, I told her box bag, and after seeing the outcome, she was not sure whether it is success or failure and so kept quite. And finally when I got it in shape, she said Oh! This is what you were trying to make. I already have one in Rexine, you could have asked me!!
Alas, it is time for me to be quite.

Thanks,
Sangheetha.