I’m wondering if we want to keep going with this, or make some changes. I would like to simplify the record keeping. Maybe go with a personal challenge of x skeins, or yards in a year with us just chatting about our progress or lack thereof. I’d also like to drop the yarn in counting against us. Thoughts??
I’m good with whatever.
(I was horrible reporting in yards. But, that was completely on me. I wasn’t used to needing to know that info)
What does everyone else want?
On a personal level I like the +/- skeins and balls. I will probably count on my own if we stop the challenge. I am not trying to use up stash necessarily, just not accumulate more than I can use. I am looking forward to announcing to my husband the net change in stash for the year
I don’t count yards ever.
I would enjoy seeing photo posts of yarn out (WIPs) and yarn in (shopping!) from others. I know that is sometimes in the chatter thread but I think a dedicated forum would be fun to see. Another website used to have groups for LYS fans and I liked seeing people post their shopping, also sharing projects from yarn they bought there. We are a smaller group so one thread would be fine.
I post my results almost every Sunday that I am home. I get pretty busy with my stores so the challenge reminds me to catch up with FiberKind
How would you feel about keeping the +/- but just counting full balls out as 1 and not doing the 1/2 ball =1 and full ball =2. I know the half ball counting has confused many people.
Hmm. I count a ball whenever I end a project with a partial skein left, or when I use up stash partials. I also count a ball when recycling frogged yarn into a new project.
I guess I think of new yarn as “skeins” and previously used yarn as “balls”
Don’t have a good alternative but I do like patting myself on the back for using up those random leftovers
As far as I am concerned count any way that works for you. The method we’ve been using has seemed overly complicated to me.