I purchased a kitchen scale many years ago when Jane was visiting from London. She gave me a lovely cookbook that required measuring things. I've used the kitchen scale many times since, sadly, not that much for cooking. It is my saving grace many times when I'm knitting a project and need to know how much yarn I have left. Will I make it to the end of the project before I run out of yarn?
A pair of baby booties (minus the ties) weighs 18 grams. Look at how much yarn I have left?
51 grams of yarn left. That means I can knit 2 more pairs of booties and have some yarn left over. I probably would not have even attempted that final pair fearing that I would run out of yarn. But thanks to my handy dandy kitchen scale, I can safely knit away, rest assured that I will be able to finish my endeavors. That's peace of mind. Yeah kitchen scale!