I, can't buy any yarn. Not for now that I got six skeins of sock yarn from Jimmy Beans Wool along with Norah Gaughan booklets. Oh, let me make an excuse - these are early birthday present for myself, and I ordered it before I got Mom's yarns.
Anyway, now that I can't buy any yarns, I just have to order just one single yardage meter overseas. It is going to make me sad to ignore the goodies and all (read as "yarn"). I don't want to be sad.
Next thing I thought was to make one by myself. I found a good instruction. I seriously am thinking of it, but looks like it's going to take a while to gather up what I need.
So, I turned to a simple physics and math. I measured out 10 meters of fingering yarn and put it on a kitchen scale. It comes back and forth between 2 and 3 grams, so I'll call it 2.5 grams. That means, 100grams of that yarn goes 400 meters. Not bad for an estimate, because the label says "100g = 420 m".
I'll get a small and precise scale. That will be way versatile than a yardage meter.
Did I ever mention I am Alton Brown fan? Yeah, I hate a unitasker.