Red Sleeves, Continued
I got some work done on the sleeves for my red cardi this weekend. I've got about 15 cm to go before I get to the sleeve caps, and let me tell you - for an American with only a nodding acquaintance with the metric system (I know it exists, and it's on the other side of my tape measures) 15 cm means practically nothing. If I think about it, I know that 10 cm is 4 inches (and also a goal to reach for when you're in labor), I also know that 1 inch equals 2.54 cm, but beyond those two numbers, trying to do the math in my head tends to give me a headache and while I can estimate inches and partial inches fairly accurately, doing anything in the metric system takes a lot of measuring. I'm just glad it IS on the other side of my tape measures!
Oh, I just remembered that I know that 1 ounce equals 28.4 grams - this is useful to know for spindle shopping and weighing out fiber. So I guess I know two things about the metric system. WOW!