So I got a black sheep tape measure and will be keeping the white sheep in my knitting kit. The White Shep has slowly become the Grey Sheep and I think that won't be problem with the new tape measure.
As a side note I have slowly been collecting these stoneware bottles. I intend on making beer eventually and my friend Ben had about a dozen of these at his house. The beer is ten dollars a bottle but if you try to buy the bottles w/o the beer it is even more than that so every few weeks I but two bottles when I hit a dozen I'll get the requisite things to make beer. The Stoneware bottles are infinitely reusable and the cost for a batch of beer (5 gallons) is about 20 dollars.