So we're on our way to the big box home improvement store and I say to Mr. Truck that I need to go to the sporting goods store next door. And after he stopped laughing, he wanted to know why. Well, I'm in training for the Ravelympics and I have to wind my yarn and to do that I have to measure it and somewhere I read that fishing line measuring thingys will also measure yarn. And I have 2400 yards of this lace yarn and I only need about 600 for my Swallowtail Shawl. So I need something to measure it.
And after he got done laughing again we went to the Sports Authority and although they have all sorts of fishing things, we couldn't find a measuring device. "Well, what does it look like?" I have no idea. "OK, then, what's it called?" I have no idea. "All right, who makes it?" You mean a manufacturer? So we tried Walmart, but they didn't know what I was talking about. Well, neither did I. And then Mr. Truck had "a stroke of genius" and took me to Efinger's. They have everything including an official fishing line measuring thingy. The man there knew exactly what I wanted but he wasn't sure if my yarn would fit in. But when I said lace weight, he nodded and said it would work fine. (A remarkable man.) And here it is. I'll let you know if it works.
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