I'm doing all this, of course, so I can find the perfect yarn for my guild sweater. Once I determine the bestest yarn, I will call the store and say "please, can you hold all the rest of *yarn of choice* for my first sweater? I can be in to pick it up in what do you mean you sold it all ten minutes before I called? I am never swatching again."
The swatches are going to take a while to dry, so right now I am way more excited about the food scale. GUYS, MY HUSBAND FOUND
All this without caffeine in my system, ladies and gentlemen.
I think the point of this was yay, he found the food scale so I don't have to buy another one, so that saves me $20. Also, I get to weigh the yarn and decide if I want to live dangerously with my exact-yardage knowledge. Or if I just want to wuss out and felt it all. We'll see.