On Ravelry, several people have been talking about how many miles of yarn they have in their stash. Though I was born here in America, I still struggle with our completely crazy measuring system. My first year canning was a nightmare: 2 cups make a pint, 2 pints make a quart............and then WHAMMO! 4 quarts the the gallon. NO! If we start out by 2s, we need to STAY with the 2s. Of course, this is nothing compared with our other measuring standards--12 inches to 1 foot. Do we jump to 12 feet? No--we pick the totally daft 3 feet = a yard. Do we stick with 3s? Nope. 1760 yards make a mile. If it was going to be a random number anyway, how about an easier one to remember? See what I mean? It's completely insane. So knowing that I have just under 200,000 yards sounds like a lot, of course--and IS a lot--but I don't really have a mental picture. Until I did the math:
I have 113 miles of yarn in my stash!
113 MILES! I don't have a stash--I have a road trip!