Newton’s first law of motion

According to The Physics Classroom, Newton’s first law of motion is often stated a follows:

An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

In the aftermath of staying up all night to finish my state fair project, I very much feel as though I am an object at rest that would very much like to stay that way.

Despite my desire to remain at rest, I managed to escape my inertia for at least a little while today, and using a 3.5 mm hook, I continued work on this crochet square that I will be using as the foundation piece of a future fat bag:

I continue work on a future unfelted fat bag

My progress would have been more impressive had I not made an error in the 8th round that I failed to notice until the 10th. I frogged my way back to where I had made the mistake and then reworked the rounds in question, this time without the pesky error.

I also decided to crochet some of the hyperbolic curlicues that I will need to make a tassel closure. After I finished the dark orchid rounds, I crocheted a dark orchid curlicue. When I finished the blue suede rounds, I made a blue suede curlicue, and when I finished the two tealeaf rounds (which was as far as I got today), I made a tealeaf curlicue.

Here are the curlicues in a group photo:

Curlicues for a tassel closure

and here is the body of the unfelted fat bag to be with the curlicues:

The future fat bag with curlicues for a tassel closure

I am hoping that tomorrow I continue to make measurable progress on the fat bag and achieve a small measure of escape velocity from the post-state-fair-project torpor that has, for the moment, enveloped me.

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